Post by Kalashnikov on Dec 15, 2005 23:04:41 GMT -5
There s no triangle shaped island in skandinavia, in europe there is just one Trinacria. Plus there are many other geographical (and others) accurate details that crush this theory.
The author wanted just attract some attention.
I ve read more credible theories, for example:
......"After leaving the island of Circe, Odysseus passes by the Sirens, traditionally placed at Capri (14°17’E), and enters the passage between Scylla and Charybdis. After avoiding Scylla and Charybdis, Odysseus arrives at the Island of Thrinakia (three-pointed), where there are the cows of the Sun. To me the introduction of the name Trinakia clearly indicates that the interpolator meant the island of Sicily. From this it can be inferred that the interpolator meant us to understand that Scylla and Charybdis are the Straits of Messina. The picture of the navigations of Odysseus in Italy appears clear if one tries to get a general impression from the lines without getting into details. If one follows the lines closely one discovers that the text originally spoke of a very different part of the world. But before entering the discussion of this difficult point, it is best to follow Odysseus’ peregrinations in sequence"....