The Odyssey Hero Pattern Project - Emily Bohnsack
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The Other: Polyphemus
Odysseus' intent is to get him and his shipmates back home to Ithaca after fighting in the Trojan war
Odysseus and his shipmates come across an island with large lotuses. They soon realize that they won't hurt them as long as the flowers aren't eaten.
Polyphemus is a cyclops and is the son of Poseidon
The Other: The Maelstrom
Odysseus ad his shipmates come up with a plan to escape Polyphemus' cave where the stab his one eye with a hot spear.
After being struck with lightning by Zeus, Calypso gives Odysseus shelter and protection for 10 years but holds him as a prisoner.
The Maelstrom is a whirlpool that spins 2 times a day bringing down ships and the crew.