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Odysseus tells Polyphemus that his name was No Man, or Nobody, to trick the cyclops as shown later: When the cyclops called for help he says, "No Man did this!", "No Man has blinded me", "No Man is hurting me!" making him look like a fool to the other cyclops, and casting doubt as to whether the injuring event in question has actually happened.

This happened in book 9, 'The Cyclops'. Odysseus is known for his wisdom and his cunning ways. He realized that the Cyclops must be attacked for him to save himself and his crew, and planned far in advance so that the other Cyclops do not interfere when the time came. Polyphemus was easily fooled.

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Odysseus tricked polyphemus by?

saying his name was "no man."


What did Odysseus tell Polyphemus that his name was no man how did this help him?

By telling Polyphemus his name was "Noman" when the others cyclops ask about it he says noman has blinded me and therefore the other cyclops dont come over to help.


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.


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 polyphemus?

Gets him drunkOdysseus gets Polyphemus drunk on wine, so much so that Polyphemus falls into a deep sleep.Pokes out his eyeWhen Polyphemus has fallen asleep, Odysseus and his men grab a large burning log, and wrap leather around the end. They thrust the burning log into the Cyclops Polyphemus' eye, at the same time pulling the leather around the log so that the flaming log burrows like a screw into his eye. This blinds Polyphemus and causes him to bleed profusely.Makes him look like a foolOdysseus earlier tricks Polyphemus by saying his name is No Man, or Nobody. After having his eye gouged, Polyphemus cries out for help saying "Nobody is hurting me!", making the other Cyclops laugh at Polyphemus' ridiculousness.Taunts himAs Odysseus and his crew are escaping, Odysseus taunts Polyphemus, revealing his true name.


Why don't the other Cyclops giants help Polyphemus?

Odysseus tricked Polythemus by telling him that his name was "Nohbdy." When Polythemus shouted for help, he yelled "Help, NOHBDY has blinded me." When the other cyclopes heard that NOBODY had hurt him, they laughed and went back to their own business.


Why despite the wizards prediction is polyphemus surprised by Odysseus?

Odysseus is a much smaller man than he expected (surprised by his power)


What hero battled Polyphemus?

I wouldn't call it a battle, per se, but Polyphemus was the Cyclops that imprisoned Odysseus and his men. Odysseus put out his eye and tricked the giant into saying that No Man hurt him when calling for aid.


What was Odysseus reasoning as he called out to polyohemus that he Odysseus was the one who put out his eye?

Not knowing the parentage of Polyphemus (his father was Poseidon, who was already upset with Odysseus), and being a proud man, he probably thought that there was nothing that Polyphemus could do to him once he was on his boat. He was wrong, of course.


How does Polyphemus kill Odysseus' men?

Polyphemus grabs two men, one man in each hand, and smashes their heads against the ground. He does this 3 times, killing 6 of Odysseus' best men.


Why was Poseidon so angry with Odysseus?

There are different versions of the story.In Homer's Odyssey:Odysseus and his crew had blinded Poseidon's son, the Cyclops Polyphemus and then taunted Polyphemus afterwards. Polyphemus prayed to his father for revenge on Odysseus.In other versions, including the Odyssey movie: Odysseus had believed he defeated Troy without the help of the gods. So Poseidon wanted Odysseus to learn that man is nothing without the gods. Especially because it was he who had sent the sea serpent to kill the soothsayer who told the Trojans to burn the wooden horse.Poseidon was angry at Odysseus because Odysseus blinded Poseidon's son, Polyphemus, who was a cyclops.


When the giant Cyclops asked Odysseus his name what name did Odysseus give to him?

Odysseus told the Cyclops his name was "Noman" (or no one in the literal Greek) as in Nobody so he tricks him. When Polyphemus cries out to his fellow Cyclopes for help he says "Noman is killing me." One of his fellows says that if "no man" is killing him, it must be illness (a divine affliction).


What did the oracle of telemus prophesy?

He warned the Cyclops Polyphemus that the giant would lose his sight to a man named Odysseus.


Even though Polyphemus had been warned about Odysseus he did not expect to be?

he did not think that it would be a human man to be the one to stab his eye out


Who was the one eye man called odysseys?

The cyclops. Polyphemus was his name.


What is the name Legion a symbol of?

The name given to the demons present in the man whom Jesus delivered is not a symbol of anything. It is a description of the fact that there were 'many' demons inhabiting the man.Legion is also a name given by the Romans to a fixed number of soldiers which at different times in Roman history was between 4,000 to 6,000 soldiers. This again is not a symbol for anything but a name given to a specific number of soldiers in the Roman military.AnswerDennis R MacDonald (The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark) believes that the strange passage, in which the demons tell Jesus that their name is Legion, is principally based on the story in Homer's epics of the Cyclops and Polyphemus, with further parallels to the story of Circe: Polyphemus was a savage, lawless, cave-dwelling giant of incredible strength and violent, terrifying habits - just like the demoniac in the gospelsWhen Polyphemus asked Odysseus for his name, he replied, 'Nobody'. When Jesus (in the role of Odysseus) asked the demon his name, the demon replied, 'Legion'. The request was reversed and the answer was a reversal.Circe had turned a large number of Odysseus' men into swine. Jesus cast the many demons into swine - a totally superfluous step in destroying them.When Odysseus was on his boat and leaving, he told Polyphemus to tell everyone what the great Odysseus had done to him. When Jesus was on his boat and leaving, he told the demoniac to tell everyone what 'the Lord' had done to him. In Mark's Gospel, Jesus usually asked that his identity not be revealed.According to MacDonald, Mark's use of the name 'Legion' symbolises a reversal of Homer's 'Nobody'.


What kingdom does Penelope and Odysseus rule in the Odyssey?

idk man tell me


How do cyclops reproduce?

Polyphemus (the Cyclops which Odysseus encountered) had intercourse with the Naiad goddess Galatea, a daughter of the "Old Man of the Sea" Nereus and the goddess Doris: they had a son, Galatos.


What was odysseus' fatal flaw?

Arrogance. The reason he invoked Poseidon's wrath was due to him revealing his name to Polyphemos. Polyphemos (a cyclops, if you don't remember) was not aware of who Odysseus was, since Odysseus had introduced himself as 'nobody'. However, his arrogance led him to reveal his name as he sailed away. Therefore, Polyphemos was able to tell Poseidon, his father, the name of the man who had wounded him. Which leads to Odysseus' famous wanderings.


What is the name of the sailor who taunted Odysseus?

noman like no man


Why Odysseus cursed in the beginning of the book the odyssey?

He is cursed because he blinds Polyphemus, the cyclops, and Polyphemus just happens to be Posiedons son. Posiedon gets really mad at him and vows that he will return home a broken crew-less man, if he returns at all. So he causes a lot of trouble for Odysseus because in order to get home he must travel on the sea, which also happens to be Posiedon's realm.


Who are the members of the Odysseus?

Odysseus is a man. You cannot be members of a man.


What was the meaning of the gospel story that Jesus put the demons into the pigs?

AnswerIn this story, a wild, naked man lived by himself in a cave, possessed by demons. Jesus drove the demons out into the 2000 pigs, who then ran down the steep hill into the Sea of Galilee, where they drowned.The original version of the story is in Mark chapter 5. Dennis R MacDonald (The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark) has identified numerous parallels between the Homeric epics and Mark's Gospel. He believes that the preceding voyage and this demoniac sequence is principally based on the story of the Cyclops and Polyphemus, with further parallels to the story of Circe. A brief summary of some of the parallels:Polyphemus was a savage, lawless, cave-dwelling giant of incredible strength and violent, terrifying habits - just like the demoniac in the gospelsWhen Polyphemus asked Odysseus for his name, he replied, 'Nobody'.When Jesus (in the role of Odysseus) asked the demon his name, the demon replied, 'Legion'. The request was reversed and the answer was a reversal.Circe had turned a large number of Odysseus' men into swine.Jesus cast the many demons into swine - a totally superfluous step in destroying them.When Odysseus was on his boat and leaving, he told Polyphemus to tell everyone what the great Odysseus had done to him.When Jesus was on his boat and leaving, he told the demoniac to tell everyone what 'the Lord' had done to him. In Mark's Gospel, he usually asked that his identity not be revealed.


What does the Old Man of the Sea tell Menelaus about Odysseus?

That he died fighting for the unexplained shrimp of europe.


What language does Odysseus use to the Cyclops?

He calls himself "Nobody" or "No-Man". He also gets the Cyclops drunk and pretends to be "Nobody" instead of himself. Polyphemus (cyclops) gets drunk and asks Odysseus his name. He replied with "Nobody." As the cyclops falls down and collapses, Odysseus and his mean put red hot staff into his eye. When the cyclops screams and awakens, people around him ask him what's wrong. Cyclops replied with, "Nobody's killing me!."