In the Odyssey book 9 Odysseus describes cyclops in lines 118-186. What are we being told or what is the point?
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 lawl…ess 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?
it is not initialy good as his men do not wish to stay in the cave yet Odysseus ignores them and decides to stay to meet the owner of the cave. but once the cyclops arives bac…k at the cave Odysseus uses wit to make a plan of how he can escape. he plans to tell the cyclops his name is nobody so when he cries for help nobody will reply thinking the cyclops is crazy. when this is done Odysseus gets the cyclops drunk on his wine which he received as a present which was meant to be diluted 1part wine to 20parts water. this gets the cyclops drunk and they then stab his eye out. when this is done they tie themselves under the sheep. overall Odysseus shows qualities of both a good and bad leader in this book in showing how he doesnt listen to his men yet he is able to think forward and get out of situations without just using pure power.
They die because they did not listen to Odysseus when he told them to not eat the sun god's cattle. They however did not listen to him and some of the cows, so the sun god pun…ished them and killed them.
On his ship.
He is trapped on an island with Calypso.
After they leave the cyclopes' island, Odysseus takes his ships back to the neighboring island that they stopped at before (the one with really good land for farming but no se…eds have been planted and lots of goats). They sacrifice the goat that Odysseus used to escape- Polyphemus' biggest ram. They sacrifice it to Zeus, but Zeus ignores it.
He was king of the island of Ithica.
I believe it is Hermes.. I'm not 100% sure, but I am pretty sure. ( :
They are searching for the ancient tree
i think it was book 10
Odysseus kills the suitors in Book 22 of the Odyssey.
Odysseus goes to Hades in The Odyssey Book XI (11).