As Odysseus's men continued to row they slowly approached the mainland and were coming up to the end of a bay. Odysseus announced to his men that his intentions were to pull aside and get out to explore the island.
Men, we need go out and explore the land to see if we come about anything
Odysseus and his men came about a dark cave and Odysseus decided that they were going to go inside and wait for whoever lived there to come home so he could present him with a present.His men thought otherwise, they were just hungry and wanted to leave.
Lets go men, enter the cave so we can see what lies inside
Please don't make us go in there sir!!
The Cyclops began to make a fire after he entered his home, as he was setting it aflame he realized that Odysseus and his cavemen were hiding in the cave attempting to be out of sight. The cyclops became enraged and ate 2 of the cave men.
WHO ARE YOU?! WHY HAVE YOU COME IN MY CAVE, COME OUT!!!
While trapped, odysseus had come up with a plan to escape. They decided they were going to take a large stick which had a point and hardened it up in the camp fire. When Cyclops was sleeping they stood above him dropping the stick which penetrated his eye allowing them escape without the Cyclops vision.
We did it men, we are free at last.
Odysseus and his men outsmarted the cyclops by grabbing ahold to the bellies of sheep that were fleeing the dark cave. They covered themselves in wool and escaped without the cyclops catching them
YOU WONT GET AWAY WITH THIS! I WILL FIND YOU
The Cyclops father happened to be Poseidon, who was the lord of the sea. As Odysseus and his men rowed away, he caused a very bad storm to occur in the ocean.
Come back Odysseus, I am the son of Poseidon. DO OU HEAR ME!! COME BACK