Odyssey Storyboard

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  • "I'll make the crossing in my own ship, with my own company, and find out what the mainland natives are--for they may be wild savages, and lawless, or hospitable and god-fearing men"
  • Odysseus and his men land on a deserted island across from the Cyclopes' island. Odysseus takes his company to the Cyclopes' island, chooses his 12 best fighters, and mounts an exploration of the island. They have no idea of the dangers ahead.
  • Look Captain! A cave!
  • Odysseus and his chosen crew climb the hill and discover the Cyclops Polyphemus' cave
  • When they get inside the cave, Odysseus' men want to steal the cheese and flocks of Polyphemus. Odysseus refuses, wanting to see if Polyphemus was a friend or foe. They waited for him to come back from tending his flock, dining on his cheese and burning an offering.
  • "We are from Troy, Achaeans, blown off course by shifting gales on the Great South Sea; homeward bound ..."
  • "Strangers, who are you? And where from? What brings you here by sea ways-- a fair traffic?"
  • Polyphemus does not like Odysseus and his men in his cave. He traps them and devours them one by one. Odysseus uses his guile and comes up with an elaborate plan to blind Polyphemus and save his remaining men.
  • Quickly men, on the sheep!
  • AHH MY EYE
  • Odysseus ties his men to the bellies of a sheep and rides out underneath the now blinded Polyphemus. Odysseus himself almost gets caught when Polyphemus recognizes the "odd" behavior of his prized sheep. Odysseus and his men herd their new sheep down to their boat.
  • "Load this herd; move fast, and put the ship's head toward the breakers "
  • Polyphemus gets angered by Odysseus' taunting as he escapes down the hill to his ship. Polyphemus tries to trap them by throwing bits of mountain at them. Blinded, he fails, and Odysseus gets away, taunting him all the while.
  • "Cyclops, if ever mortal men inquire how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye!"
  • "Godsake, Captain! Why bait the beast again? Let him alone!"
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