Thread: Odysseus bow
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:38 PM
Dan Norder Dan Norder is offline
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There is absolutely nothing in the story to suggest stringing the bow was considered an act of skill, and it explicitly says the suitors lacked the strength. Anyone trying to come up with an alternate version where it was skill and not strength is distorting the facts to have it make more sense in their own heads despite the evidence. Myths already have their own logic.Most of the people trying to interpret them don't understand that logic, because they are trying to think up some clever (or what passes as clever to modern audiences who don't know any better) explanation for something that doesn't need an explanation.