"Cyclops, in the end it was no weak man's companions you were to eat by violence and force in your hollow cave... you were blinded by Odysseus, sacker of cities."
Book IX, Lines 480-486
"I was on the lookout for a man handsome and tall... to come here; but now the end of it is that a little man, niddering, feeble, has taken away the sight of my eye."
Book IX, Lines 492-500
"Hard one, why are you trying once more to stir up this savage man, who just now threw his missile on the sea?"
After sailing away from the Cyclops' island, Odysseus does not resist the urge to taunt the Cyclops. He cries aloud mocking the Gods' punishment of the Cyclops and reveals his true identity of Odysseus.
In his rage, the Cyclops breaks off a piece of a mountain and hurls it at Odysseus. The rock lands just in front of the ship, endangering Odysseus and his men when they In his rage, the Cyclops breaks off a piece of a mountain and hurls it at Odysseus and his men. The rock lands just in front of the ship, with enough force to carry the ship back to the mainland and in the vicinity of the Cyclops.
Odysseus and his men once again narrowly escape the Cyclops. Still fearful of any danger that still might be in their way, the men beg Odysseus not to upset their former captor. Yet Odysseus refuses to listen, and further ignites the Cyclops' rage.