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What does Nausicaa symbolize in the Odyssey?

I always saw Nausicaa as a misunderstood fragment from a much earlier tradition. Her Mother/father (Queen Arete & King Alcinous of Phaeacia) were clearly co-equals in an highly advanced culture(...
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Why are the Sirens the "muses of Hades"?

It's a tiny mistranslation. The Latin actually reads "in orbe (earth)". Hades is the underworld. According to Ovid (“Metamorphoses” V, 551),the sirens were formerly handmaidens of Persephone,...
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