Greek and Roman Mythologies
The Odyssey
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In the Odyssey book 9 Odysseus describes cyclops in lines 118-186. What are we being told or what is the point?

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09/12/2011

At this point Odysseus meets the cyclops and [depending on the version you have/are reading/read] describes him as a brute and a hairy mass and what not. The cyclopes are lawless and do not believe in the Gods that the Greeks believe in [despite Polyphemus being Poisiden's son o.o] and these are characteristics seen as monsterous or barbaric in those times. So basically, it is further showing what is heroic and what was scum in that time. Get it?