The Odyssey Cyclops Comic Strip

The Odyssey Cyclops Comic Strip

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  • Odysseus and His Men Are Sealed In The Cave
  • GRRRRR!!!!
  • The Cyclops Eats Odysseus' Men
  • YUM!!
  • NOO!
  • Odysseus Tells The Cyclops His Name Is "Nohbody"
  • What's your Name?
  • Nohbody
  • "He left his rams / and he goats in the yard outside, and swung / high overhead a slab of solid rock/ to close the cave." (181-185).
  • Odysseus And His Men Blind The Cyclops
  • "Neither reply nor pity came from him, / but in one stride he clutched at my companions / and caught two in his hands like squirming puppies/ to beat their brains out, spattering the floor. / Then he dismembered them and made his meal." (232-236).
  • The Escape
  • "'Cyclops, you ask my honorable name? Remember / the gift you promised me, and I shall tell you. / My name is Nohbody: mother, father, and friends, / everyone calls me nohbody.'" (313-316).
  • Odysseus Announces His Actual Name
  • "Straight / Forward they sprinted, lefted it, and rammed it / deep in his crater eye, and leaned on it / turning it as a shipwright turns a drill," (331-334).
  • "Where dams with udders full called for a milking. / Blinded, and sick with pain from his head wound, / the master stroked each ram, then let it pass, but my men riding on the pectoral fleece / the giant's blind hands blundering never found." (391-395).
  • "'Cyclops, if ever mortal man inquire / how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him / Odysseus, raider of the cities, took your eye: / Laertes' son, whose home's on Ithaca!'"
  • Odysseus, raider of the cities!
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