How does Odysseus help his men overcome fear when approaching Scylla and Charybdis?
Odysseus helps his men to overcome their fear of Charybdis, the whirlpool, by telling them that they were in more danger when the Cyclops had them imprisoned in his cave. He does not mention the existence of Scylla, the monster, so the men do not know there is anything to fear from her until it is too late. Odysseus pursues this course because he considers the whirlpool a greater danger and wants his men to concentrate on avoiding it.
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