The Odyssey "book #'s 2 & 6"
In book 2 Odysseus’s had left for a long journey and everybody thought he was dead except for his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus. The suitors were in Penelope house making a big mess in the house eating their food. Telemachus wanted to expel the suitors but he didn't had the power too. The suitors have been in the house for 3 years almost 4. Penelope has been breaking the hearts of the Achaean's by sending promises to each man privately. Penelope was a really smart woman because she told the suitors to let her finish her weaving shroud before she marries someone else. Every day she wove on the loom and every night she unwoved it to make time till Odysseus came back
Athena appears in a dream to the Phaeacian princess Nausicaa, disguised as her friend. She tells the young princess to go to the river the next day to wash her clothes so that she will appear more pretty to the many men chasing her. The next morning, Nausicaa goes to the river, and while she and her handmaidens are naked, playing ball as their clothes dry on the ground, Odysseus wakes in the forest and encountered them. He was naked, he humbly yet winningly pleads for their assistance, never showing his identity. Nausicaa leaves him alone to wash the dirt from his body, and Athena makes him look handsome, so that when Nausicaa sees him again she will fall in love with him. Afraid of causing a scene if she walks into the city with a strange man at her side, Nausicaa gives Odysseus directions to the palace and advice on how to approach Arete, queen of the Phaeacians, when he meets her. With a prayer to Athena for hospitality from the Phaeacians, Odysseus sets out for the palace.