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Who told Hyperion, the Sun-god, that Odysseus' men killed his cattle?



This question is part of The Odyssey Book XII
Asked by Olivianmartin, Last updated: Jan 07, 2021

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b.Oliviasi

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Answered Oct 27, 2017

In Homer’s Odyssey Lampetia tells Hyperion, the sun-god that Odysseus’ men killed his cattle. Lampetia whose name means shining was the daughter of Helios and Neaera. She is the personification of light and has been tasked along with her sister by their mother to guard the sheep and cattle of Thrinacia.

She looks after about 700 animals in total. When Odysseus men slaughter some of her father’s ageless and deathless cattle she runs straight to her father to tell him. Helios is enraged and demands that Odysseus men be punished or he will bring light to the underworld. This spurns Zeus to send down a lightening bolt during a storm that kills of of Odysseus men.

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Answered Sep 05, 2017

Lampetie
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