"What Odysseus was bound to during the sirens song" Crossword Clue

Author: Mathew Cooper
Last Updated: 01 Nov 2023

"What Odysseus was bound to during the sirens song" NYT crossword answer is:

MAST (4 letters length)

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In Homer's epic poem The Odyssey, Odysseus was bound to the mast of his ship during the sirens' song. He had instructed his crew to plug their ears with beeswax so that they would not be tempted by the sirens' song, but he wanted to hear it himself. To prevent himself from being tempted, he had himself tied to the mast so that he could not jump into the sea and succumb to the sirens' song. This moment of Odysseus' strength and willpower has become a classic example of the power of human will.

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Mathew Cooper
Editor and Founder of NYT Crossword Daily

He dedicates himself to ensuring that the thrill of puzzle-solving remains accessible to all. With a deep passion for puzzles and a profound understanding of language, Mathew has made significant contributions to the crossword puzzle community. Outside of his day-to-day job, Mathew is a big fan of trivia and general knowledge topics. He has been known to join trivia contests with friends, making for an enjoyable night out on the town. A certified pet lover, he owns 2 cats — Downey and Alexander. They feel quite at home on his work table, nestled among some of his unsolved crossword puzzles. His goal for NYT Crossword Daily is for the website to become the premiere platform for puzzle enthusiasts worldwide.