Odysseus and the Cyclopes

Odysseus and the Cyclopes

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  • We are from Troy, Achaeans, blown off the course by shifting gales on the Great South Sea.
  • Strangers. Who are you? And where from?
  • Give me another, thank you kindly. Tell me, how are you called?
  • Cyclops, try some wine.”
  • My name is Nohbdy
  • Odysseus, Son of great Laertes, was traveling along the open waters with his crew in his ship to reach home. Along the way, they stumbled upon an island inhabited by giant creatures with one eye each, the cyclopes. The cyclopes seemed to not notice their guests while they drank wine and ate grains. As they enjoyed their meals, they prepared wine for the creatures they might come across on the foreign island.
  • When Odysseus and his crew entered a cave, a cyclops was not far behind them. The cyclops passed sheep, ewes, and rams on his way in. As Odysseus told the one-eyed creature where they were from, the cyclops seemed to get aggravated. The giant grabbed a shipmate and beat him to death. In order to leave the cave, the giant slab must be moved by a strong cyclops, so Odysseus could not kill him yet.
  • As the crew was plotting to hurt the cyclops, they started to sharpen and heat a spear. But Odysseus knew that as the guest, he needed to make the monster trust him, even after he ate two more men. So he took out the wine and offered it. 
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