Flashcards in LCT33: Odysseus I Deck (10)
Who does Odysseus and his men find on the Island of Cyclopes?
Polyphemus - cyclops, son of Poseidon
What happens to Odysseus' men?
trapped inside Polyphemus' cave while eating food, start to get eaten by Polyphemus
What does Odysseus do to Polyphemus?
gets him drunk and then blinds his one eye with sharp timber
What does Odysseus tell Polyphemus his name is?
"Outis" = in greek "nobody"
How do Odysseus and his men get out of the cave?
cling to the bellies of the rams - who are let out by Polyphemus in the morning
What can't Odysseus telling Polyphemus?
his real name
What does Polyphemus do in response?
throws boulders at the ships - curses Odysseus and asks his father, Poseidon for revenge
Who are The Sirens?
daughters of a muse - didn't help look for missing Persephone
What The Sirens fates?
'they will live so long as no one sails past them while they are singing'