Cattle of the Sun

Cattle of the Sun In Greek mythology, cattle living on the island of Thrinacia that were sacred to Apollo. Odysseus warned his men not to eat the cattle, but they paid no attention. As a result, Apollo sank their ship, and all of the men drowned except Odysseus. The episode is in Homer’s Odyssey (book 12).

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Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow
Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante

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