In Book 20 of The Odyssey, what do the omens, dreams and the oozing of blood from the suitor's mouth portend?

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Clearly in this book there are a number of signs and omens that are presented that indicate something of the future, in particular relating to the conflict between Odysseus and the suitors and his eventual triumph. Perhaps one of the main examples we can identify is when at dawn Odysseus asks Zeus for some sign of what is to happen in the ensuing conflict. The peal of thunder that is his answer in the cloudless sky comforts him, as does his overhearing of a young maiden who hopes that this sign will...

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