The Odyssey Storyboard (Book 9)

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  • "I am Laertes' Son"
  • Odysseus reaches Scheria (in book 6-8) and is received by King Alcinous. He reveals that he is Lartes' son. He talks about him being on Ogygia with Calypso for 7 years, he also mentions how Circe of Aeaea, the enchantress, desired him and detained him in her island and he states that "In his heart he never gave consent". He talks of his desire to return home to Ithaca, and proceeds to talk of his sailings from Troy in the next chapter.
  • I am Laertes' Son!
  • Tell us of your stories Odysseus.
  • Go investigate the men of this island.
  • Soon after Odysseus left Troy, he and his crew land near Ismarus, a city of allies of Trojans known as Cicones. Odysseus and his men raid the Cicones, until the Ciconian Army kills 72 of his men and drives them out to sea. After 10 days on the sea they arrive at the Lotus Eater island. He sends 2 men and a runner to learn what race of men where on the land. His men fell into the temptation of the Lotus,  which was a narcotic. Those who ate the plant never cared to report, nor to return. He forcefully brought his men back and made them work.
  • The Lotus Eaters Pt. 1
  • Later that Day
  • Get back to work!
  • WE WANT OUR LOTUS!
  • Odysseus and his men come across an island filled with sheep, and a cave with tall trees around it. Here they found... 
  • A CYCLOPS!
  • HOW DARE YOU COME INTO MY CAVE! YOU HAVE ANGERED ME, AND NOW YOU WILL PAY BY BEING MY MEAL!
  • AAAAAAH!
  • But Odysseus came up with a plan to get Polyphemus, the cyclops, drunk with wine until he passed out. He then stabbed him in his eye like a "white hot axehead or an adze plunged and wrung in a cold tub." While Polyphemus was blinded Odysseus taunted him saying that he was "Nobody" which the cyclops understood as Nohbdy, a name.
  • NOOO!
  • GET BACK HERE NOHBDY!!! CURSE YOU! I HOPE MY FATHER POSEIDON MAKES YOUR JOURNEY PAINFUL!! I WILL KILL YOU!! AAAAAH!!
  • Oh Cyclops, would you feast on my companions? Puny, am I, in a Caveman's hands? How do you like the beating that we gave you, you damned cannibal? Eater of guests under your roof! Zeus and the gods have paid you! If anybody asks you who did this to you, tell them that it was I! Odysseus, Son of Laertes, Ruler of Ithaca
  • Odysseus and his men escape, but not without Polyphemus absolutely enraged. Odysseus taunts Polyphemus and toys with him.
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