Island Of Leviathan Essay

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We were out of food and water. I had not had a sip of sweet wine nor a piece of meat in the last three days. We had lost all of our food supplies and fishing spears in the haste to escape the Lestrygonians. If we were at sea for one more day we all would die of starvation, but thankfully the gods crashed our ship into a rock near an island. We were not able to examine the damage under the light of the moon. After tirelessly looking at the hull, my men saw a faint light in the distance. It seemed to be coming from the steep mountains on an island, but the light looked like it was glowing. The light was spheroid like the moon but duller. I wanted to go see what it was, but my men were too afraid. They would rather starve to death then go on a small boat at night. I closed my eyes and prayed to Helios, the god of sun, to come out on his fiery chariot. When I opened my eyes, I saw Helios rising from the mountains and Selene descending into the ocean. I hurried over to my men and told them to get the boats ready but saw that they already had. We placed the boat into the water as quickly as we could to go on the island and search for food, I took some of my men with me and ordered the other to fix the ship but if we had known what monster lived there we never would have gone.
Not knowing where to go, we started walking towards the light we saw from our ship. After walking for what felt like hours, we saw a small mud house. My men decided to loot the house. When we went inside, we saw no one. As my men were looking through the chests, we heard a loud roar. We all stopped moving. One of my men yelled “Leviathan.” He was holding a painting of Leviathan and a map of the island. We soon figured out that we were on the island of the Leviathan Poseidon’s dog. This 500 foot long amphibian creature could control anyone’s mind. He had the body of a snake and the head of a dragon. All my men started running back to the ship but came running back towards me. They told me that there was someone approaching. As I pulled out my sword he came closer, he told me the Leviathan was expecting me, and it became obvious to us that he was under the trance of the Leviathan. He told me to follow him, I ordered my men to go back to the ship and I alone followed the man. He was taking me into the mountains. After walking for hours, we finally stopped. He told me to go into the cave and keep walking until I got to the other end. I did as he said and got to the other...

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