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Tiresias - Odysseus Commends the Shade of Tiresias

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Odysseus Commends the Shade of Tiresias

Case Description: When Odysseus was on his long journey back to Greece after the Trojan War, he made a pit stop in the Underworld to ask the advice of Tiresias' ghost. Tiresias was still a mega-awesome seer even when dead, and he told Odysseus a bunch of helpful stuff like, "Don't eat the cattle of Helios." Unfortunately, Odysseus' men didn't listen to this, and they had a major barbecue when they came upon Helios' cattle later on in the journey. Odysseus remembered the words of the blind seer's shade, though, and he wasn't struck dead like the rest of his men.

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