"Hear me," he cried, "daughter of
Aegis-bearing Zeus, unweariable, hear me now, for you gave no heed to
my prayers when Poseidon was wrecking me. Now, therefore, have pity
upon me and grant that I may find friends and be hospitably received
by the Phaeacians."
Thus did he pray, and Athena
heard his prayer, but she would not show herself to him openly, for
she was afraid of her uncle Poseidon, who was still furious in his
endeavors to prevent Odysseus from getting home.