TIBALDI, Pellegrino
(b. 1527, Puria (Valsolda), d. 1596, Milano)

Aelos Gives Odysseus the Bag of Winds (scene 3)

1550-51
Fresco
Sala di Ulisse, Palazzo Poggi, Bologna

On the short side of the ceiling opposite to the blinded Polyphemus, between the corner ignudi, is Aelos, the master of the winds, who sent Odysseus on his way home with favourable winds. He also gave the hero a tied bag in which were trapped the adverse winds.