work cited Fitzgerald. Robert.The Odyssey. The Language of Literature. edited by Author Applebee et al., Macdougal Little, 1996,pp 894-964
Odysseus and his man make their way onto their island as they are starved and tired. When they see cattle they have been forewarned not to kill.
Look there, a whole herd of cows! They Look vulnerable and were so famished.
Odysseus leaves his men unattended for a short while.
Odysseus's men even after being warned gave into the temptation of hunger, they killed the cattle.
Odysseus returns back to his men seeing the horrible thing they have done, even knowing what they have done he stood by and didn't stop them.
Temptation( Helios gets upset with Odysseus and his men after this awful thing they have just done. So he calls upon Zeus to punish them for their actions , the men gave into their temptations and killed the cattle knowing they truly shouldn't have.
"O Father Zeus and Gods in bliss punish Odysseus's men! So overweening, now they have killed my peaceful kine."