As Odysseus stabs the giant cyclops' eye, his men tremble in their robes.
Odysseus and his men escape the cave by tying themselves to sheep. Then, "wounded Polyphemus invokes his father Poseidon as well as Fate to his aid in cursing Odysseus."
Odysseus finds himself having to give away six of his men, or everybody dies. He gave up six men to save the rest from the sirens and Scylla. Odysseus' warning was," to plug his men's ears with wax so that no man is tempted to steer the ship off course."
Soon after he gave six of his men to Scylla a storm errupted and all of his crew died. Then, he finds himself washed up on Calypso's island once again.
Odysseus then travels back home when finds a pig farmer, his son. This son of his seemed very distressed about what was going on in the city so Odysseus goes to check it out.
When Odysseus finally returned home, he found that the people of his city had taken advantage of him not being there. He then said," "Men hold me formidable for guile in peace and war. "