The Homeric Legends: Crossing the Threshold

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Mythologist Joseph Campbell discusses one of the first adventures in Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus and his crew’s descent across the threshold of adventure — the encounter with the man-eating Cyclops Polyphemus.

For more of Joseph Campbell on The Odyssey, see Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine (jcf.org/works/goddesses)

For Campbell’s own fiction, see Mythic Imagination (jcf.org/works/mythic-imagination-the)