Eolo, the Lord of the Winds, helps Ulysses. Short stories for children
Greek mythology is a good source of cultural information, but it is not always accessible to the little ones. That's why in Guiainfantil we are adapting mythology in the form of short legends for children to understand and enjoy them. Eolo was an old man who lived on the island of Eolia. He was the
Greek mythology is a good source of cultural information, but it is not always accessible to the little ones. That's why in Guiainfantil we are adapting mythology in the form of short legends for children to understand and enjoy them.
Eolo was an old man who lived on the island of Eolia. He was the Lord of the Winds and had installed in that contracted island the comings and goings of all the winds since the beginning of time. And surely there will continue. One fine day, the hero Ulysses llegó arrived on the island of Eolo on his way back to Ithaca. Eolo gives the winds to Ulysses
Ulysses was complicating the way back to Ithaca after the Trojan War. Sometimes because he entertained himself with magicians or sirens, sometimes because of the dangers he faced and other times because the god of the sea, Poseidon , was very angry with Ulysses and was dedicated to making navigation impossible.Poseidon went once a week to the island of Eolo because he was his best friend. There they played cards, they had fun and they also did the weekly planning of the winds they wanted to let out during the next seven days. But one day Eolo got angry with Poseidon because the god had cheated the cards and decided to spend
a joke .It was when the hero Ulysses of Ithaca appeared on the island of Eolia, anxious to get home and meet Penelope. Eolo saw in Ulysses the best way to punish Poseidon, who was determined not to return home. And so he promised
Ulysses a favorable wind to Ithaca. As all winds obeyed Eolo before Poseidon had it easy. - I will help you return to Ithaca,
Ulysses - saidEolo friendly. - But it is that Poseidón is determined to complicate my path and I can never navigate in a good direction- Ulises answered. No - Do not worry, the winds obey me, not Poseidon.
And Ulysses trusted Eolo because he also gave a sack where he locked all the winds except the favorable wind that would help him navigate to Ithaca. With the windbag tightly closed so they would not escape, Ulysses returned to his ship happy to be able to return at last.
- What are you carrying in that sack? - asked his sailors
- It's nothing, but I can assure you that this time we get home - Ulysses answered.
But the sailors were not satisfied with the scant explanation Ulysses gave and they began to suspect that the sack was full of treasures, especially because Ulysses did not let go of the sack for a single moment. And sometimes the secrets can become dangerous.
held the sack tightly so that no unfavorable wind escaped, the sailors looked at him thinking he was a greedy captain that he intended to keep all the treasures. And, of course, the thing did not end well. Ulysses, no matter how hero he was, also had needs and at one point the dream overcame him. The sailors took advantage of that sleeping Ulysses to snatch the sack from which he was embraced. They just wanted to open the bag to see what it contained. But as soon as they opened it, a hurricane of winds came out of the sack and a storm formed that had never been seen in the Mediterranean. So barco Ulysses barco's ship moved away from its destination again and it was sailing aimlessly for a few days until the strong winds calmed down. They did not know where they were, but they were very far from Ithaca. What they did have close was a new adventure.