The Odyssey

The Odyssey, Book 5 Questions... need answers!

1) why does Zeus despite his liking of Odysseus, allow Poseidon to make his journey such an ordeal?

2) Ino-Leucothea, in the disguise of a Seabird, gives him her veil, why?

3) why does he return the veil to the sea?

4) After 2 days of swimming, note several phases of decision-making, does odysseus accomplish his rescue on his own?

please help answer these Q's! thanks so much :)

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2) She give him an enchanted veil that will keep him afloat.

3) The goddess had only given it to him temporarily; he didn't need it anymore, so he gave it back.