Book 3, Part 2.2: Preparing for the Duel

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I love how everyone is convinced Paris is going to lose the duel *cry-laughs*

My text says that Odysseus was thoughtful right in the middle of sacrifice-time and duel-time and doesn’t say why. Honestly, who knows with that man. He could be thinking about a speech, or some sort of plot, or dreaming about french fries. I know I would be.

Polydamas shows up (he’s in the panel with Diomedes). I’ve only drawn him sitting down and I kind of regret having him stand. I feel like he just always lounges around everywhere.

ALSO, if you need a reminder of who the Trojans are click HERE.

In the last panel Odin shows up. He really needs to be wearing a fabulous wizard hat, but I wanted one of his ravens to be sitting on top of his head (yes, that is a raven *ahem*). For those of you who don’t know, Odin sacrificed his eye in order to gain wisdom/knowledge. He is not actually inĀ The Iliad, but when I imagined Zeus complaining about the burden of knowing things (which he was born with and didn’t need to sacrifice body parts for) Odin just popped up being all, “Really?” and I knew I had to sneak him in here. Mwahahahaha…

Next time we will actually be able to get to the dueling part. SPOILERS, Paris doesn’t die.


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Book 3, Part 2.1: Enter Helen

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Poor Polydeukes and Kastor.

Also, Antenor is the one talking about Odysseus and his words that are like snowflakes. Antenor, as far as I can tell so far, is equivalent to the Argives’ Nestor, or Charlemagne’s Naimon. He’s the random adviser dude that is close to the king.

Also, be prepared, I am working three jobs now and it is the end of the quarter AND I got pulled over yesterday and now have to spend extra time out of my life fixing my headlight and proving it to the proper authorities -_- which all adds up to meaning: I have no idea if I’ll have Wednesday’s post done in time. I have no backlog soooooo… We’ll see how the next couple of days go.

Hope you lovelies are having a wonderful Sunday that is not too stressful!


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Book 2, Part 3.2: Death Comes at the End…

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I honestly do not know what the “shaggy heart” reference means. Maybe that he’s like a mule? Wild-hearted? Courageous? Who knows?

BTW: Myrine (sometimes spelled Myrina) was an Amazon Warrior. She supposedly fought Atlanteans back in the day. This is an important reference because of the tradition that later in the Trojan War Penthesilea, an Amazon, shows up and fights Achilles.

Also: bird omens were a big deal back then. Etruscans were mad good at reading bird signs, but apparently some Greek dudes were pretty good at it too.

AND now we are done with Book 3. Huzzah! Only 21 left to go! Sunday we shall start in on Book 4.

Have a good Wednesday!


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