What happens after Odysseus and his men become trapped in the Cyclops's cave?    

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Polyphemus, the Cyclops, sets the huge stone door in place when he returns from shepherding his flock. It is a stone so large that Odysseus and his men could never hope to move it. They beg for the hospitality that Greek culture has enabled them to expect, as Zeus was the god of travelers, and it was believed that offering hospitality was, thus, a religious imperative. However, Polyphemus says, "'The Cyclops pay no heed to aegis-bearing Zeus, nor to the blessed gods; because we are much stronger than themselves.'" This is bad news for our hero because the Cyclops can clearly overpower them. And he does.

Polyphemus immediately kills and eats two of Odysseus's men,...

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