A well-known Apollon blind seer is Tiresias. He foretells Odysseus’ future journey and its conclusion. The seer predicts that Odysseus’ return journey will be tough and trying. He cautions him concerning Helios’ grazing herds on Thrinakia. He talks about haughty males devouring his meal, wooing his wife, and offering sacrifices to Poseidon.
The Odyssey heavily relies on Tiresias’ predictions. It results in the successful completion of Odysseus’ voyage to Ithaca, his native island. The prophecy mostly foretells the difficulties that Odysseus’ crew will experience. Because Odysseus blinded the Cyclops, the son of Poseidon, problems arose. He begins by foreseeing the convergence of Helios’ grazing herds on Thrinakia. He suggests that Odysseus and his crew steer clear of these herds and never, ever eat them. The second prophecy concerns the arrival of Odysseus in Ithaca, his home. He encounters rough, brash, and egotistical men there. The potential wives are courted as the suitors eat at his table.
Tiresias also says that Odysseus needs to get rid of the suitors. He should kill them or expel them from the island, which is what happens. The final sentence refers to a journey to a place where no one has ever heard of the sea and solely eats unsalted meat. When carrying the oar in this location, a stranger will inquire, “What winnowing fan is that upon your shoulder?” After hearing this, he should offer a sacrifice to Poseidon by driving his paddle into the ground. Odysseus can only pass away peacefully in this way.