Also, why is Telemachus important?
Athena keeps the prince alive by helping him avoid an ambush set up by the suitors on his return trip to Ithaca. After he joins his father and is made an important part of the king’s plot to overcome the suitors, a good deal of Telemachus ‘ motivation is based on faith.
Also, why did Telemachus go to Sparta? After the gods in council had determined that Odysseus should return home from the island of Ogygia, Athena, assuming the appearance of Mentes, king of the Taphians, went to Ithaca, and advised Telemachus to eject the troublesome suitors of his mother from his house, and to go to Pylos and Sparta , to gather information
One may also ask, what does Telemachus learn from Nestor?
In the third book of Homer’s Odyssey, Telemachus travels to Pylos to visit Nestor , who fought alongside Odysseus at Troy. Nestor tells Telemachus that the Greeks sacked Troy and then prepared to sail away. After that point, Nestor did not know what happened to Odysseus.
What does Telemachus symbolize?
‘ Telemachus ‘ is a Greek name derived from two words: ‘machus’ meaning ‘thrower’ or ‘warrior’ and ‘Tele’ meaning ‘afar’. “A long distance ‘war-thrower’”, perhaps it means then. Telemachus was also the name of the son of Penelope and Odysseus who was the central character in the ‘Odyssey’.