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The Odyssey

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Minerva's Prayer

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Why is it ironic that Pisistratus asks Mentor to say a prayer to Neptune?

A

He knows that it is Minerva, a god herself.

B

He knows that Neptune is an enemy of Ulysses.

C

He does not know that he is actually asking Minerva.

D

He knows he should ask the son of Ulysses first.

E

Neptune, being a cruel god, is not swayed by prayers.