The Odyssey is a Canadian-produced half-hour adventure-fantasy television series for children, originally broadcast 1992-94 on CBC Television. It starred Illya Woloshyn as Jay Ziegler, Ashleigh Aston Moore as Donna/Alpha (credited as Ashley Rogers), Tony Sampson as Keith/Flash, Andrea Nemeth as Medea/Sierra Jones, Mark Hildreth as Finger/Mic, Ryan Reynolds as Macro, Janet Hodgkinson as Val Ziegler (Jay's mother), and Devon Sawa as Yudo. Wikipedia
The Odyssey is a member of the following lists: Fantasy television series, Canadian children's television series, CBC network shows, Television series produced in Vancouver, 1992 Canadian television series debuts, 1990s Canadian television series, 1995 Canadian television series endings, CBC Television shows, Film Genre: Adventure and Film Genre: Family.
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The Greek poet Homer wrote about sirens in his epic tale The Odyssey. The sirens in this great story sat on rocks, singing beautiful mesmerizing songs that lived men to their deaths. The seer Theoclymenus approaches the Suitors and foretells their death, saying, "The Sun has been obliterated from the sky, and an unlucky darkness invades the world." The problem with this is that the 'eclipse' is only seen by Theoclymenus, and the Suitors toss him out, calling him mad. No one else sees the sky darken, and it is therefore not actually described as an eclipse within the story, merely a vision by Theoclymenus. Doctors Baikouzis and Magnasco state that "(t)he odds that purely fictional references to these phenomena (so hard to satisfy simultaneously) would coincide by accident with the only eclipse of the century are minute." They conclude that these three astronomical references "'cohere', in the sense that the astronomical phenomena pinpoint the date of 16 April 1178 BCE" as the most likely date of Odysseus' return. Also, their analysis of the weather’s and the environment’s description (long nights, plants, animals and peoples’ habits) and the astronomical data (guiding constellations and Venus in the east horizon), constitute from their point of view, an autumn return of Odysseus to Ithaca five days before the above characterized day.