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  1. Oct 2016
    1. shadow at evening rising to meet you;

      You're going to leave behind a trace of existence, but at the end of the day, you're going to die like everyone else. This can be seen as a form of exile because no matter what, death is always following to take you away.

    2. Fear death by water

      Like a sailor drowning

    3. He passed the stages of his age and youth

      The drowned Phlebas saw eternity in the sea.

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    4. Phlebas

      Phlebas

    5. Tiresias

      as previously mentioned, Tiresias lived life both as a man initially, but he was transformed into a women for several years. He makes appearances in many Greek legends and stories, but the one that stands out to many is his role in Oedipus the King. He speaks truths that people often don't want to know (like when Oedipus asks who killed Laius). His prophesies always come true through the actions of others (even as they try to prevent it). Even in the afterlife, he advises Odysseus, which is what is alluded to in the following line: "bring the sailor home from sea." Tiresias experiences a doubleness which allows him to see more.

  2. Feb 2014
    1. Discovering this, he earnestly entreated them

      1.24. Arion the lyre-player begs the Corinthian sailors plotting to kill him to take his money but spare his life.