Do not eat the cattle on the island or bad things will happen
We ate all of the food on the ship.
I'm so hungry.
Comic Strip by Emma Burchett
Odysseus tells his men not to eat the cattle because he has been forewarned by Thebes. Thebes told Odysseus if his men ate the cattle that he would destruct the ship and crew.
Odysseus and his men had run out of food. The men were incredibly hungry, so Odysseus went to pray to the gods. Odysseus did this in hopes of the gods helping them with the famine they were facing. Instead, the gods put Odysseus to sleep.
Eurylochus convinced the men to kill the cattle while Odysseus was asleep. Eurylochus wanted to do this because there was no food left on their ship and they were extremely hungry.
We're so hungry. Let's kill the cattle and then sacrifice to the gods once back in Ithaca.
When Odysseus woke up, he walked back from where he was praying and witnessed the cattle being killed and cooked for food. Odysseus cried out in agony to Zeus knowing that his men would be punished and their ship would be destroyed.
After they were done on the island, Odysseus and his men took off on their boat. Zeus created a storm above them and the ship was destroyed. The men began to drown and Odysseus hung onto a piece of wood to stay afloat.