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"You must take a well-cut oar and go on till you reach a people who know nothing of the sea and never use salt with their food, so that our crimsonpainted ships and the long oars that serve those ships as wings are quite beyond their ken. And this will be your cue-a very clear one, which you cannot miss. When you fall in with some other traveller who speaks of the "winnowing-fan" you are carrying on your shoulder, the time will come for you to plant your shapely oar m the earth and offer Lord Poseidon the rich sacrifice of a ram, a bull, and a breeding boar."

 

--Tiresias to Odysseus, The Odyssey

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2 hours ago, Page Turner said:

"You must take a well-cut oar and go on till you reach a people who know nothing of the sea and never use salt with their food, so that our crimsonpainted ships and the long oars that serve those ships as wings are quite beyond their ken. And this will be your cue-a very clear one, which you cannot miss. When you fall in with some other traveller who speaks of the "winnowing-fan" you are carrying on your shoulder, the time will come for you to plant your shapely oar m the earth and offer Lord Poseidon the rich sacrifice of a ram, a bull, and a breeding boar."

 

--Tiresias to Odysseus, The Odyssey

We need a WTF icon. 

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10 minutes ago, Dottles said:

We need a WTF icon?

...it's like you never read the classics.  I'm happy it was me that got sent to Naples, to live in a little place that overlooked Lago di Averno.  If they had sent you, everything except the pizza would probably have remained a mystery.  *sigh*

You can learn a lot from the Odyssey.  Like never sail too close to an island that has Sirens.

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And never trust a woman named Circe, because there's a good chance she'll bewitch your sorry ass.

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15 minutes ago, Page Turner said:

...there's all kinds of sex and stuff. Very racy literature, filled with mayhem, gore, and naked women. And, of course, the sea.

Sounds like the animal kingdom and nature. Where does god fit in?

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