Are the Lotus Eaters human?
Odysseus’ men watch the Lotus-Eaters with intrigue…
Most Lotus-Eaters appear superficially normal; they grow to about average human height; they don’t have glowing eyes, strange-colored skin, pointed ears, sharp claws, tails, wings or anything of that sort..
What part of Greek culture do the lotus eaters represent?
SlothThe lotus eaters are a representation of Sloth. In the end Odysseus has gained the humility he needed to return home to Ithaca, and Telemachus has gained knowledge, maturity and growth and most importantly Pride along his Journey.
Why are the Lotus Eaters so dangerous?
In the land of the lotus-eaters there were lotus flowers that poisoned the mind. Once the lotus leaves were eaten, you were addicted to it and would lose your mind and your will to do anything else. Odysseus dragged the three men back to the ship and tied them down, warning no one else to eat the lotus.
Where is the land of the lotus eaters?
TunisiaPolybius identifies the land of the lotus-eaters as the island of Djerba (ancient Meninx), off the coast of Tunisia.