Odysseus and his men saw the land of the cyclops and Odysseus wanted to see if the cyclops are friend or foe.
Lets go there to see if they are friend or foe.
Odysseus and his men see the cyclops cave so they plan on going inside.
Ok lets go inside.
This must be the cyclops cave!
I see sheep inside the cave!
Odysseus and his men go inside the cave to see sheep and cheese.
Men stop! We want to be friends with the cyclops!
"In the next land we found were Cyclopes, giants, louts, without a law to bless them" (Homer 56-57). "With my own company, and find out what the mainland natives are-for they may be wild savages, and lawless, or hospitable and god fearing men" (Homer 72-75).
Ha! I don't care about your god Zeus! I am a cyclop!
The cyclops goes into the caves and does his chores. Once his was done he looked Odysseus and his men and asked who they are.
Who are you?
We are your guest and you must treat us with respect or Zeus will punish you
That's the cyclops!
"We saw a cavern yawning above the water, screened with laurel, and many rams and goats about the place inside a sheepfold" (Homer 81-84).
Odysseus and his men stab the cyclop in the eye and they escape with the sheep.
GO GO GO Men!!!
Ah! You blinded me! Don't leave me sheep!
"We climbed, then, briskly to the cave. But the Cyclops had gone afield, to pasture his fat sheep, so we looked round at everything inside: a drying rack that sagged with cheeses, pens crowed with lamb and kids, each in its class" (Homer 116-120).
You and your pride Odysseus!
Odysseus and his men did escape the island, but because of Odysseus pride, the cyclop prayed to his father Poseidon to curse Odysseus and to make him suffer.
I'm sorry man lets just go.
Odysseus why did you do that! We could had just left!
Father Poseidon, curse Odysseus and make him suffer!
"He left his rams and he-goats in the yard outside, and swung high overhead a slab of solid rock to close the cave" (Homer 141-144). "When all these chores were done, he porked the fire, heaping on brushwood. In the glare he saw us" (Homer 153-155).
"Blinded, and sick with pain from the head wound, the master stroked each ram, then let it pass, but my men riding on pectoral fleece the giant's blind hands blundering never found" (Homer 351-354)
"They all pitch in loading, then embarked and stuck their oars into the sea. Far out, as far off shore as we shouted words would carry, I sent a few back to the adversary" (Homer 386-389). At the this he stretched his hands out and in his darkness toward the sky and prayed Poseidon" (Homer 441-442).