epic hero: an epic hero is a larger-than-life figure who embodies the ideals of a nation or race. They take part in dangerous adventures and accomplish great deeds. Many undertake long difficult journeys, displaying great courage and superhuman strength
Oh no! Charybdis has eaten my men, I'm so scared!!
I AM ODYSSEUS
Ria Singh, pd:3b
Odysseus is too afraid to kill Charybdis which shows that he isn't a total super human hero. It shows that he still has human flaws, like fear, and though he is experiencing supernatural experiences, he is still mortal and human.
Odysseus makes a grave mistake by telling Polyphemus his real name, since Polyphemus is Poseidon's son. This shows that Odysseus's pride is so excessive. Odysseus refused to leave without telling Polyphemus his real name so that Polyphemus knows him and fears him. This was a grave mistake. Odysseus's pride became so excessive that he couldn't contain it and had to make a terrible mistake. However, this flaw he has made proves that he is only human
Athena persuades Zeus to let Odysseus go and find Telemachus.
Please Zeus, let Odysseus find Telemachus
Circe turns Odysseus's men into pigs when they eat her drug.
Oh no!! My men have been turned into pigs!!
Telemachus and Odysseus reconcile and Odysseus turns into an old man in order to get into his home.