07:23:20 PM Sep 23rd 2012
A rescent edit removing The Odyssey as an example stated: "The example was not actually an example of this trope—Odysseus had himself secured to the mast merely because he wanted to hear the sirens, while he had his men plug their ears with wax." I disagree that this prevents it from being this trope. While Odysseus did want to hear the sirens, he didn't need to be tied to the mast to hear them. He was tied to the mast because being drawn to them was something he didn't want to happen when he heard them (and would fall under Not Himself).