Book 12 of the Odyssey, Ulysses and his men approach the island of the lovely Sirens, and Ulysses, as instructed by Circe, plugs his men’s ears with beeswax and has them bind him to the mast of the ship. He alone hears their song flowing forth from the island, promising to reveal the future. The Sirens’ song is so seductive that Ulysses begs to be released from his fetters, but his faithful men only bind him tighter.

The moral to the story is...when faced with temptation you need to plug your ears and tie yourself to a pole in order to "sail" on by the dsrkness and the danger...

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