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Which god is angry with Odysseus in "The Odyssey"?no

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Posted May 1, 2009 at 10:21 AM via web

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Which god is angry with Odysseus in "The Odyssey"?


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cybil | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted May 1, 2009 at 12:08 PM (Answer #2)

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Odysseus angered Poseidon, the god of the sea, when he blinded Polyphemus, the Cyclops, who is Poseidon's son. Odysseus and his men escape from Polyphemus' island after cleverly hiding themselves under the Cyclops' sheep to leave his cave. While inside the cave, Odysseus told the Cyclops that his name was "Nobody," but as they're leaving the island, Odysseus cannot resist the temptation to brag. He yells his real name so that Polyphemus will know who managed to trick him. In response, the Cyclops prays to Poseidon and asks him to destroy Odysseus' ship. If Poseidon won't do that, Polyphemus then requests that the sea god delay Odysseus' return home for many years, so that he comes home "a broken man--all shipmates lost, alone in a stranger's ship and find a world of pain at home." Poseidon hears his prayer and makes trouble for Odysseus for many years.

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ghslover15 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 24, 2009 at 7:51 AM (Answer #3)

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Poseidon is mad at Odysseus because he blinded his son.

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tiaj | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 17, 2010 at 2:58 AM (Answer #4)

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Zeus is angry with Odysseus. He's angry because they didn't listen to his commands.

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