Odysseus As A Hero In Homer's Odyssey

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“It is I who am lost”, says Odysseus. Cursed by Poseidon he was forced to never go back home. Odysseus is a hero, he came back for his wife and daughter so she won’t have to force marry another man. First, Odysseus sailed to an island occupied by Polyphemus a Cyclops and the son of Poseidon. Out of curiosity him and his man evaded the Cyclops house looking for food, or treasure. While trespassing Polyphemus demand reasoning behind their appearance. The giant eating two of Odysseus man. He is tempted to kill the Cyclops, if he would’ve killed the Cyclops they will be trapped inside the cave. Only the Cyclops could move the rock to the entrance of his cave it was so heavy. Odysseus bravely thinks of a way to escape and free him and his man. Getting the Cyclops drunk…show more content…
To prevent a future problem. After the drunk giant passed out the men heat up a wooden and stab it into the eye of the giant who begins to scream in pain. When the courious neighbors came to see what was going on only thing they here is “Nobody`s killing me”. Disguising there self with the sheep they slightly made it out the cave. The Cyclops would let the sheep out every morning and they left with them. Next, Poseidon curses Odysseus and his man. Poseidon was mad at Odysseus for numerous reasons. Poseidon supported the Trojans in the Trojans war and Odysseus was a member of the Greek army that beat the Trojans. The goddess Athena was the main patron of Odysseus and she was a rival to Poseidon, by beating him in the patron deity of Athens. He was supremely mad at Odysseus for blinding his son Polyphemus the Cyclops Odysseus and his men blinded and stole food from. Poseidon is God of the sea, offending him caused numerous delays in Odysseus’ sea voyage home. King Aeolus God of the winds welcomed Odysseus kindly on his island. Offered his winds to help Odysseus and his men get home briefly. This was a gift to him and it helped him eventually reach

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