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1

Who does Odysseus and his men find on the Island of Cyclopes?

Polyphemus - cyclops, son of Poseidon

2

What happens to Odysseus' men?

trapped inside Polyphemus' cave while eating food, start to get eaten by Polyphemus

3

What does Odysseus do to Polyphemus?

gets him drunk and then blinds his one eye with sharp timber

4

What does Odysseus tell Polyphemus his name is?

"Outis" = in greek "nobody"

5

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

6

What can't Odysseus telling Polyphemus?

his real name

7

What does Polyphemus do in response?

throws boulders at the ships - curses Odysseus and asks his father, Poseidon for revenge

8

Who are The Sirens?

daughters of a muse - didn't help look for missing Persephone

9

What The Sirens fates?

'they will live so long as no one sails past them while they are singing'

10

How does Odysseus resist The Sirens?

lashes himself to the mast so they don't stop - The Sirens die