Odyssey Storyboard

Odyssey Storyboard
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  • "Odysseus and his men then sail... to the land of the Cyclopes, a rough and uncivilized race of one-eyed giants."
  • Odysseus and his crew land on the Cyclopses island.
  • "There they immediately come upon a cave full of sheep and crates of milk and cheese."
  • Along with 11 other men, Odysseus uses the Cyclopes cave and treats it as home.
  • "Polyphemus... soon turns hostile. He devours two of Odysseus’s men on the spot and imprisons Odysseus and the rest in his cave for future meals."
  • When Cyclops returns, he gets angry at the men and holds them hostage in the cave. 
  • Odysseus gets him drunk on wine that he brought along from the ship.
  • Odysseus devises a plan to get Polyphemus drunk and blind him.
  • "Odysseus and a select group of his men drive the red-hot staff into his eye." 
  • Polyphemus in being confused and badly injured opens the door and Odysseus men escape with the cattle.
  • "The blind giant lifts up a prayer to his father, Poseidon, calling for vengeance on Odysseus."
  • Polyphemus tells Odysseus a prophecy about his journey returning home.
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