salparadisewasright:

phantomrose96:

Important thing to consider: When they say Odysseus was a “Greek hero” isn’t it possible that was a mistranslation of “Greek gyro”? —same pronunciation and all.

I mean, at no point in the Odyssey do they explicitly state Odysseus is not a sandwich. I prefer to interpret the story as one of a great sandwich traversing the seas on a journey home to his wife and half-sandwich son.

It little profits that a tuna melt,   
By this still hearth, among these kitchen shelves,   
Match’d with an agèd knife, a meat on roll
Unequal lunch beside an open-face,   
That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.


IT little profits that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Match’d with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race, That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.