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Odysseus killed one of his sons, the cyclops Polyphemus.

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Odysseus implies that he doesn't need the gods. Poseidon wants to prove to him that he does.

Who is the god who is against Odysseus?

Poseidon. and he's not against him, he's just mad at him because he never thanks the gods, so he wants Odysseus to suffer.

What made Poseidon so angry with Odysseus?

odysseus blinded him

Why Poseidon wants Odysseus to suffer?

Because Odysseus blinded Poseidon's son Polyphemus, so then Polyphemus made a prayer to his father (Poseidon) so then Poseidon cursed Odysseus with a hard journey home with many [arils.

Why should Odysseus not have upset the god Poseidon?

By doing so, Odysseus disrespects the God Poseidon, whom punishes Odysseus for his arrogance, by making Odysseus suffer before he returns home.

What did Odysseus do to Poseidon?

Odysseus finds a land which is so far from the sea that they have near seen an oar paddle. There he builds a shrine to Poseidon.

What does poseidon say Odysseus will do so a result of Odysseus' pride and arrogance?

he wll suffer entering

What is the relationship between Odysseus and Poseidon?

poseidon hates odysseus for blinding his son. And was always trying to find ways to make his Journey longer. So, basically their relationship is about HATE!!.

At the beginning of The Odyssey Poseidon is?

At the beginning of the Odyssey, Poseidon is in Ethiopia.That's why Athena brings up Odysseus with Zeus at that point, so that Poseidon can't interfere.

What do Poseidon and the rest og the Gods disagree about at the beginning of the odyssey?

Well Athena and the other gods wanted Odysseus to get home because he had been away for so long and he was sad, However Poseidon didn't like Odysseus because Odysseus blinded his son, Athena and Zeus etc decided to help Odysseus get home when Poseidon wasn't there so so they weren't really disagreeing exactly, but that's basically what it happens

Why had Odysseus not yet return home from the Trojan war?

Odysseus had not yet returned home from the Trojan War because he had angered the god Poseidon. Poseidon placed many obstacles in Odysseus way so he would be unable to return to his home.

Why will it look bad for Poseidon if Odysseus makes it home?

So he doesn't look bad

Who are the charaters in The Odyssey?

There were Cyclops, Odysseus, Odysseus's men, Poseidon and there are so many characters.

Is Poseidon's goal to kill Odysseus?

No. Poseidon realizes that Odysseus is fated to return home so can not kill him. Instead he wishes to make Odysseus suffer greatly for a long time.

What did Odysseus do to be punished with wandering around the sea so long?

He stabbed Phoyphemos in the eye and Polyphemos was Poseidon's son so Poseidon told Zeus to punish Odysseus.

Which of the olympian deities is odysseus' nemesis?

The god Poseidon, god of the sea was Odysseus's particular enemy. This was because Odysseus and his men had blinded the Cyclops Polyphemus so that they could escape from his cave and Polyphemus was a son of Poseidon.

What did Ulysses do to Poseidon's son to make Poseidon so biased against him?

Poseidon's son was a cyclops who held Ulysses and his men captive on an island. He blinded the cyclops' one eye in order to escape the island.

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.

What were polyphemus' curses against Odysseus?

He wished to his father Poseidon that Odysseus would not reach his home alive. If Odysseus must arrive home alive, he would do so only after suffering many evils, losing his entire crew, and arriving in another man's ship, only to find trouble in his house.

What role does the Cyclops play in this story of the Odyssey?

Odysseus blinds the Cyclops, which is Poseidon's son, so Poseidon makes the rest of the trip very hard for 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 was Odysseus' voyage?

Odysseus' voyage is the story of a man, Odysseus that went to war. On his way back, he got lost, and went to an island inhabbited by a cyclops. Because cyclopses are the offspring of poseidon, he offended said god by stabbin the cyclopses eye out. Because of this, Poseidon stirred up the water, making it so Odysseus' journey would be very long and hard, for revenge.

Why did Odysseus's boat sink in book 5 of the odyssey?

Poseidon got mad that the gods let Odysseus leave Calypso's island. So in order to make Odysseus's travel worse, Poseidon creates a storm sending Odysseus under water along with his raft.

How did Odysseus show that he was clever in the Odyssey?

He told the cyclops his name was Noman so when the cyclops prays to poseidon, no man harmed him.

What misfortune did Odysseus bring on himself and his men?

Odysseus entered the city of Troy by using a Trojan Horse, a giant replica of a horse, and destroyed Troy from the inside. He wouldn't have been able to if Poseidon didn't send a sea serpent to kill the snitch, who was about to give away Odysseus' position. After Odysseus defeated the city of Troy, he gloated about how he solemnly defeated the town with no help of the Gods. This made Poseidon furious, so he cursed Odysseus and his men so they would go through Hell if they ever sailed again. Eventually all of his men (excluding Odysseus) were either killed by the Cyclops, turned into pigs by the witch, or fell into the endless pit created by Poseidon.

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