Odysseus and his crew approach the Cyclops island. "In the next land we found were Cyclopes,/giants, louts, without a law to bless them." (1-2).
Odysseus and his men entered the Cyclopes's cave to find out what the natives are like. "for they may be wild savages, and lawless,/or hospitable and god fearing men." (19-20).
Odysseus and his men were spotted by the Cyclops "but Cyclops went on filling up his belly/with man flesh and great gulps of whey" (145-146).
Odysseus then stabs the Cyclops in the eye and tricks him into screaming "Nohbody, Nohbody's tricked me, Nohbody's ruined me!" (262).
Odysseus and his crew escape the Cyclops cave "they trailed away. And I was filled with laughter/to see how like a charm the name deceived them." (268-269).
Odysseus and his crew fled the island but receives threats from the god Zeus "But Zeus disdained my offering:/destruction for my ships he had in store/and death for those who sailed them, my companions." (416-418).