"We climbed, then, briskly to the cave. But Cyclops had gone afield, to pasture his sheep, so we look round at everything inside" (9.116-118).
"'Strangers,' he said, 'who are you?' And where from? What brings you here by sea ways- a fair traffic?'" (9.156-157).
"'I would not let you go for fear of Zeus-you or your friends-unless I had a whim to'"(9.181-182).
Odysseus and his men arrive at the island of the cyclopes, and decide to enter and feast on the sheep. This is a good example of a hero because he wanted to give his men a place to rest and eat. He thought it was a good idea since there was nobody.
"'Cyclops, you ask my honorable name? Remember the gift you promised me, and I shall tell you. My name is Nohbdy: mother, father, and friends, everyone calls me Nohbdy'" (9. 272-275).
As they feast, the cyclops enters and watches them eat his sheep. When the men noticed him, they tried to give him an offering. This is a good example of a hero because they offered him food and peace. It shows that he did not want problems.
"When Dawn spread out her finger tips of rose the rams began to stir, moving for pasture, and peals of bleating echoes round the pens where dams with udders full called of a milking" (9. 347-350).
This leads to the cyclops holding Odysseus and the men hostage, due to the offering. An example of a hero in this is that Odysseus is that he did not want to make the cyclops upset. Even though he is held captive he attempts to stay calm.
Odysseus gave a fake name to Polyphemus, instead of letting him know his actual name. This makes Polyphemus upset and he begins to eat the men. This is a good example of a hero because he was able to think ahead, and of the outcome.
To escape they decided to grip on to the stomach of the sheep and ride them out when Polyphemus lets them out to eat. This shows an epic hero because he was brave enough to come up with a plan. Altough he was scared he manned up to not worry his men.
Once they got to the boat Odysseus reveals his real name, this led to Polyphemus getting very upset and he threw a boulder, then Odysseus sacrifices a sheep as forgiveness. This is an example of a hero because Odysseus made an error and tried his best to fix it.
"'Come back, Odysseus, and I'll treat you well, praying the god of earthquake to befriend you-his son I am..."(9.431-433).