Due to his illness, Bladud had been expelled from his father's court and had become a swineherd.
Meanwhile Odysseus and the worthy swineherd were making ready to travel to the city.
Due to his illness, Bladud had been expelled from his father 's court and had become a swineherd.
The island is incidentally described with no small variety of detail, picturesque and topographical; the Homeric localities for which counterparts have been sought are Mount Neritos, Mount Neion, the harbour of Phorcys, the town and palace of Odysseus, the fountain of Arethusa, the cave of the Naiads, the stalls of the swineherd Eumaeus, the orchard of Laertes, the Korax or Raven Cliff and the island Asteris, where the suitors lay in ambush for Telemachus.
He was reared in extreme poverty; but the story of his having been a swineherd in his youth appears to be open to question.