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The Odyssey

Parent Category: Epic Poetry
The Odyssey is the epic poem written by Homer. In the Odyssey, Odysseus, King of Ithaca and the main character, is on a quest to get home, however he must face many challenges the Gods of Olympus set before him.
There is storm and shipwreck. He ends up on an island.
He never does physical battle with any gods, but his main conflict is with Poseidon, God of the Sea. He does however do battle with several non-human creatures, such as the cyclops Polyphemus, the sea-serpent Scylla, and guards of the Underworld.
Athena cursed him because he burned down one of her temples while  his army was invading Troy.   Poseidon cursed him because he poked out Polyphemus' eye.
until at length she was obliged by the gods to allow him to continue his journey homeward if you want to improve my answer ASK me first at MarrisaJazzie@yahoo.com got a problem with that asking me part to bad! if you do well that will hurt my feelings i am only 10 seriously i got this from Google
Odysseus and his crew went into the cyclop's cave. They drank his wine and ate his food. Then, they finally discovered that the cyclops (or Polyphemus) lived here. The cyclops was first angry, but Odysseus offered him some wine to lull him to sleep. Soon after, Polyphemus asked Odysseus what his...
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Lack of intelligence, one eye, and a hatred for greek heroes. Oh, and his Dad is poseidon
Yes, Odysseus' father is Laertes. However, in ancient Greece, all kings come from the line of Zeus. Therefore, in a sense, Zeus is also Odysseus' father. =)
It is a matter of opinion. I think she was.
The lotus fruits and flowers were their primary food and were narcotic and addictive, causing the people to sleep in peaceful apathy.
Odysseus dose not see Paris because he knows that Paris has went against the oath to stay away from her.
The Iliad and The Odyssey both detail man's relationship with the gods as well as with his fellow man .
It was a society that gave much thought to issues of hospitalityThere was a great emphasis on gaining fame and glory.
show her that she deserves you...spoil her...have sex with  her...show her that you care
the laestrygons A+BRii <3
Just before the ship that helped Odysseus reaches shore, it is turned into a rock and sunk by Poseidon.
Because he has too much hubris and is way too curious about everything which gets him in trouble all the time
Circe, the woman who turned all men that came to her island into pigs until Hermes warned Odysseus and protected him against her.   she was a nymph
Quite young. About the same age as Achilles when he started fighting in the Trojan war. Achilles was about 18 - 24 years old. Odysseus was perhaps a little older.
and this is basically what happens "After I defeated the Trojans, I headed home to the people, children and wives of Ithaca. Little did I know, I had been forsaken by Poseidon the mythical Greek god of the sea, whose anger knew no bounds! I met cyclopes and giant beasts who had the potential to eat...
Ajax. According to one version of the story, he loses the competitionfor Achilles' armor and falls on his own sword out of shame.Another version says that after the competition, Ajax falls to the groundin exhaustion and when he wakes up, he is under a spell from Athena.In this state he slaughters a...
He at first does not believe it is actually his father.....then his father explains that Athena disguised him and then Telemachus is overjoyed of course!
*The Odyssey; Odysseus was the protagonist ;) Hermes is the Messenger of the Gods. He was sent to help Odysseus on his travel, he acts as a channel. #RandomInfo: He was the God written about the most, which could hint to him being the most popular, or important.
Everything seems strange because Athena covers him in a mist.
Odysseus being his son-in-law
She devised tricks to delay her suitors, one of which is to pretend to be weaving a burial shroud for Odysseus's elderly father Laertes claiming that she will choose a suitor when she has finished. Every night for three years, she undoes part of the shroud, until some unfaithful maidens discover her...
If he were to tell his crew about the dangers that awaited them they never would have sailed.
They had to shoot through Twelve axe handles with Odysseus's bow. 
The suitors encouraged the two to fight. They began wagering on the outcome, and shouted at the participants to beat each other down. They also swore not to give Odysseus a dirty blow while they were fighting. Antinous threatened Irus should he lose.
The wooers wooed.
he is ready for the begger (Odysseus) to leave Insulting is the tone
Athena was the Goddess with the most commitment and concern with odysseus.
Zeus gives his opinion of Odysseus when he says to Athena: " "My child, what a word to let out between your teeth! How could I forget that fine fellow Odysseus, after all! He is almost one of us. Wise beyond mortal men, ready beyond all to offer sacrifice to the lords of the broad heavens." (pg.12)...
I believe this is Calypso.
Calypso. She kept him for a number of years (7, I think) and granted him immortality while he stayed with her. She then allowed him to leave on a massive raft she provisioned. She also sent a following wind to take him on his way home.
yes he beat the trojans and got back home.....in a very long, roundabout way.....
This depends on who she is. See related questions.
Well Odysseus was the General. He also helped the Greeks rescue Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world, from Troy. That was the Trojan war, how do I put this, Odysseus helped the Greeks win the Trojan War. So yes I think he is a good leader.
The events in the Iliad come before those in the Odyssey.
Poseidon is the God of the sea.
Once he and his surviving men are back on board his ship and havegone a short distance from the island of the Cyclops, he foolishlylets Polyphemus know that Odysseus is name of the one who trickedand blinded him. In a rage Polyphemus calls upon his father Poseidonto prevent Odysseus from going home,...
He was king of the island of Ithica.
After his men stabbed Polyphemus' (cyclops) eye in the cave, he ties each to the belly of 3 rams. Since everyone else was already tied up he had no one to tie him and had to hold on to the belly of the ram for over 16 hours.
he and his crew hadprotected him his wife and his child
Eumaeus, the swineherd was commanded to set the bow and iron axes for the contest.
telemachus got his weapons and stood by his father's side
Eurymachus is described as an arrogant, disrespectful man, who cunningly tries to arrange to have Telemachus killed. However, when Odysseus kills Antinous, it is he who pleads for the suitors' lives, when no one else will speak. He then tries to rally the suitors when he sees it is useless, but is...
How Odysseus got back home to Ithaca.
She told them she would marry the one who could string Odysseus's bow and shoot it through twelve rings perfectly.
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She trusts him, because he reminds her subconsciously of her husband, especially after he is able to pass the tests she orders
She doesn't want people to gossip about him being her future husband.
He offers him all of the food and wine that the suitors ate and drank in return for their lives.
Polyphemus was the son of Poseidon, who hated Odysseus. Polyphemus knew nothing of Odysseus until he found Odysseus and his men in Polyphemus' cave, although he was once told by the sage Telemus that he would be blinded someday by a man named Odysseus.
Polyphemus was the son of Poseidon, who hated Odysseus.
When Homer is comparing Penelope to Artemis and Aphrodite in the Odyssey, he means she looks like Artemis in chastity and like Aphrodite in beauty.
No. Pisistratus went along to accompany Telemachus to Sparta
Okay, I know that hyperion was the son of Gaia and Uranus, he's the titan of the son, and he's the father of helios, the first sun god.
Antinous was wooing Odysseus' wife Penelope, and eating Odysseus' food, wine and livestock. Odysseus had also wished that Antinous would die before his wedding day, and Odysseus proved his own words. Further, Antinous had proved to be an ungracious man, abusing Odysseus whom he thought a...
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An example of dramatic irony in the Odyssey is when Telemachus (Odysseous' son) helps the beggar whom he doesn't know. He doesn't know that the beggar is actually his father Odysseus.
Odysseus called himself Outis (=Nobody). Odysseus told the Cyclops his name was "Nobody" so the Cyclops would later exclaim, "Nobody has blinded me."
He doesn't hear it. He comes up with the idea of the Trojan horse and wins the war for Greece.
By the trunk next to the olive tree....