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Odysseus defeats Polyphemus by tricking him to drink a heavy wine with made him fall into a deep sleep; after that Odysseus and his men stuck the cyclops's own club into his eye so he would not be able to see the warriors escape.

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How does Odysseus trick the Cyclops Polyphemus?

ShipOdysseus tricked Polyphemus by telling Polyphemus that his ship was wrecked. This tricked Polyphemus into not looking for the ship.NameOdysseus tricked Polyphemus by saying his name was "No Man" or "Nobody". When the cyclops called for help, his friends thought "Nobody" was hurting him.DrunkennessOdysseus tricked Polyphemus into getting drunk and falling asleep. They could then stab Polyphemus in the eye.EscapeOdysseus tricked Polyphemus into letting him and his men escape by hiding under the sheep as they exited the cave. Odysseus hid under the largest ram.

How does Odysseus trick the Cyclopes Polyphemus?

One by intoxicating Polyphemus and Two by saying his name is Nohbdy, so he could never track all of the events that happened between them, back to Odysseus.

Who is polyphemus from Odysseus?

Polyphemus is the Cyclops that Odysseus meets.

Why does Polyphemus show courtesy to Odysseus and his men?

Polyphemus attempts to trick Odysseus and his men into revealing where their ship is, among other information. There is no need for him to be overtly antagonistic until he wants to eat the men.

What trick does Odysseus devise to get past the blinded cyclops?

His men tied themselves to the bellies of Polyphemus' sheep.

Why are the cyclops surprised it was Odysseus?

Polyphemus hadn't known that it was Odysseus in his house. Odysseus had lied and told Polyphemus (the cyclops) that his name was Nobody. Odysseus and his crew had also blinded Polyphemus.

How does Odysseus trick Polyphemus into getting drunk?

Odysseus simply offers the cyclops wine. The cyclops has never had wine, so has a low tolerance to alcohol.

Who is Polyphemus and what is his relation to Odysseus?

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.

What does Odysseus do to keep Polyphemus from eating him?

Odysseus gives Polyphemus some wine, and Polyphemus promises to eat him last. Odysseus prevents Polyphemus from eating him by blinding Polyphemus, and then escaping from his cave.Before the escape attempt, Odysseus is powerless before Polyphemus, and is saved from being eaten only by fate.

Why did Odysseus blind Polyphemus?

Odysseus blinded Polyphemus so that him and his men could escape.

Was Polyphemus Odysseus' first mate?

No. Polyphemus and Odysseus become mortal enemies.

Did Polyphemus kill Odysseus?

yes polyphemus was mad odysseus and stabed him with a carving nife :)

Is it wise of Odysseus to taunt Polyphemus?

No. This continues Odysseus sin of pride and hubris. Odysseus is ultimately punished for taunting Polyphemus.

Why were the gods mad at Odysseus?

Odysseus blinds the Cyclops Polyphemus to escape his island. Polyphemus is the son of Poseidon, which is why he is mad at Odysseus.

What is an explanation of Polyphemus' curse?

Odysseus and his men trick, then blind the Cyclops Polyphemus. So, he prays to his father, Poseidon, god of the sea and earthquakes, and asks him to put a curse on Odysseus and his men. Poseidon does and the curse torments them for the rest of their voyage.

What does polyphemus diet consist for?

Polyphemus diet consists of Polyphemus ate odysseus

What did Odysseus do before he sailed from the island that was arrogant?

Odysseus taunted the blinded Polyphemus in an act of hubris, telling Polyphemus that it was Odysseus who had blinded him.

Why did Poseidon curse Odysseus?

Poseidon cursed Odysseus because Odysseus had blinded Poseidon's son, the cyclops Polyphemus. After doing this, Odysseus demonstrated his hubris by taunting Polyphemus and revealing what his actual name is. As a result, Polyphemus prayed to his father, who cursed Odysseus.

How did Odysseus meet the cyclops Polyphemus?

Odysseus waited for the cyclops Polyphemus inside the cave with some of his crewmen.

What does Odysseus plan to do to polyphemus?

Odysseus constructs a large spear, and after lulling Polyphemus with wine, lunges it into his eye.

Who does Polyphemus call to for vengeance when Odysseus ecapes?

Polyphemus asked his father Poseidon to take justice on Odysseus.

Why does Odysseus surprise polyphemus?

Polyphemus remembers a wizard telling him that someone will stab him in the eye but Polyphemus didn't know it would be someone as small as Odysseus

How does Polyphemus treat Odysseus?

he treats him very bad he doesnt like him nobody likes odysseus he is a loser polyphemus ate his men polyphemus is cool

When Polyphemus asked Odysseus About His ship what did Odysseus tell him?

Odysseus claimed that he and his men had been shipwrecked. He said this to hide the location of his ship from Polyphemus.

What survival qualities does Odysseus exhibit in his conflict with polyphemus?

The survival qualities Odysseus exhibits in his conflict with Polyphemus are increased cleverness and wisdom. He is able to outsmart the Cyclops by telling them a fake name so that they cannot help Polyphemus. He is also able to trick the monster into getting drunk so that he can blind him and escape his clutches.