Q: What does Odysseus prove about his abilities when he shot the arrow through the 12 axes?

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first of all, his NAME was odysseus. and he shot an arrow through a whole bunch of ax handles then he massacred the jerks that tried to steal his wife.

Odysseus proves his identity to different people in different ways: He shows the swineherd Eumaeus and the stockman Philoetius his boar scar. He strings his bow and shoots the arrow through the handles of the 12 axes. He tells Penelope that the bed cannot be moved. He tells his father Laertes each of the crops that were planted from year to year.

Odysseus shows Laertes his boar scar. He further names all of the trees and crops planted in the garden which were given to him.

Odysseus strings the bow for several reasons:To win the contest.To prove himself still worthy of Penelope.To prove himself superior to Penelope's suitors, and possibly help intimidate them.To provide himself with a weapon with which to kill the suitors.

Odysseus had shown his scar to his faithful servants in order to prove that he (still disguised as the beggar) was truly Odysseus--King of Ithaca. He had to convince the swineherd and cowherd that he was Odysseus to get their aid on the plot against the suitors or in this case a slaughter in the halls. - Book 21 of The Odyssey

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first of all, his NAME was odysseus. and he shot an arrow through a whole bunch of ax handles then he massacred the jerks that tried to steal his wife.

how did odysseus prove who he was

Odysseus proves he is Odysseus in Book 21 of the Odyssey by stringing his bow and executing a precise shot through a series of challenging tasks that only he could accomplish. His skillful handling of the bow, as well as his knowledge of secret details about the bow, convince others of his true identity.

Amphinomous. Odysseus, disguised as a beggar, warns Amphinomous that although he is a well-respected man and a considerable person, if he does not leave the house, he will be killed by Odysseus when he returns home.Amphinomous feels a dark forboding, but does not return to his home. Instead he stays, and is eventually killed by Telemachus with a thrown spear.

Odysseus proves his identity to different people in different ways: He shows the swineherd Eumaeus and the stockman Philoetius his boar scar. He strings his bow and shoots the arrow through the handles of the 12 axes. He tells Penelope that the bed cannot be moved. He tells his father Laertes each of the crops that were planted from year to year.

Penelope asks Odysseus if he will arrange to have his bed moved out of their bedroom while she gets used to him being home. Odysseus replies that this is impossible because the bed is built around a tree which grows within and forms a fundamental part of the structure of the palace and so to move it would be impossible. Only Odysseus would have known this and so he passes Penelope's test.

he showed them the scar

Because, he has to prove to her that he is indeed Odysseus.

To prove to then that he is in fact Odysseus and not an impostor.

Odysseus proved the loyalty of his wife Penelope by being the only one able to string and shoot an arrow through a line of twelve axe heads, a task he accomplished upon his return to Ithaca. This feat symbolized his unique bond with Penelope, as she had never given up hope of his return and had remained faithful to him throughout his long absence.

Penelope tests her visitors by setting up a challenge involving her husband Odysseus's bow. She challenges the suitors to string and shoot an arrow through a line of twelve axe heads in order to prove their worthiness to marry her.

Odysseus implies that he doesn't need the gods. Poseidon wants to prove to him that he does.