Where are good examples of warnings in The Odyssey?I have to pick a theme write a compare and contrast paper of 2 books i read in class. One of the books i picked is "The Odyssey" because it's one...

Where are good examples of warnings in The Odyssey?

I have to pick a theme write a compare and contrast paper of 2 books i read in class. One of the books i picked is "The Odyssey" because it's one of the books i enjoyed the most.

One example that i have found is Circe's warning to not touch the cattle for the sun, and when Odysseus warns Amphinomus about what will happen if the suitors stay in the palace when Odysseus returns, even though he is technically already there.

I thought about the cyclops when he was told that his eye will be poked out one day, but that was really a prophecy instead.

What are some other good example of warnings that were given to characters in this book? I need at least 2 more.

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Before Odysseus begins his tale in Alcinous's court, he attempts to warn the king of the dangers of associating with him or even knowing his name.  Once the Phaecians deposit Odysseus (in secret) on the shores of Ithaca, Poseidon does, indeed, wreak havoc upon them.

Teiresias has many warnings for Odysseus during their visit in Hades:  the suitors threatening his family and kingdom, the cattle of Helios, the dangers of Scylla and Charybdis.

Odysseus's own mother, Anticlea, warns that Penelope cannot hold out against the suitors much longer.

Athena warns Telemachus against returning home as the suitors lay in ambush for him.

Odysseus warns Eurycleia to keep the women locked in their chambers (for safety) and not to emerge no matter what they hear.

Calypso warns Odysseus that if he chooses to leave the island he will suffer (further) at the hands of Poseidon.

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