The Odyssey Chapter Nine

The Odyssey Chapter Nine
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  • "Good friends, Nobody is killing me by force or treachery" (Book IX. 408).
  • WHERE ARE YOU?!?!
  • This dude is scary.
  • RUUUUUNNNNN!!!!!!!!!
  • Polyphemos yells out to the other Cyclops that Nobody is killing him. Amusing Odysseus because his trick worked.
  • "Cyclops ... Zeus and the rest of the gods have punished you" (Book IX, 475-479)
  • Polyphemos begins to search for Odysseus and his companions by feeling the top of the sheep because he is blind.Odysseus and his crew manage to escape by hiding underneath the sheep to trick Polyphemos. 
  • YOU'RE STUPID!
  • Mmmmm, sushi.
  • Hear me, Poseidon ... grant that Odysseus ... may never reach that home" (Book IX, 528-535).
  • They cling to the wool and make it outside the next day. Through his actions in escaping the cyclops, Odysseus demonstrates how cunning and smart he is, one of his godlike characteristics. 
  • What are these guys doing?
  • Polyphemos is taunted by Odysseus, revealing his true name. Polyphemos is angered and throws a mountain peak at them, barely missing them. 
  • Polyphemos curses Odysseus with Poseidon's help. Odysseus now will have trouble returning home because of his pride and hubris, Odysseus cursed himself.The tidal wave created by the rock sends Odysseus and his crew back ashore. 
  • Odysseus sacrifices sheep and a ram to Zeus to please him, but Zeus heeds them no attention. The seafarers then wait until morning to set sail again grieving their lost ones.
  • "Zeus was not moved by my offerings" (Book IX, 552-553)
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