1.5" hard enamel pin depicting the Lotus Eaters from the Odyssey.
The island of the lotus eaters was one of the many stops on the journey from Troy to Ithaca. When the men arrived on the shore, they encountered not the man-eating beasts or wind gods of other stops on their odyssey, but instead a race of lethargic, flower-eating layabouts. Upon tasting the lotus flowers' nectar, Odysseus' men wanted nothing to do with their travel or their wives at home, all they wanted was to lounge about all day eating flowers, snoozing and probably getting contact high on opiates. Odysseus eventually boarded them back on the school bus after this gleeful, field trip.
1.5"x1.5" hard enamel pin.
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