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Old 06-17-2016, 09:39 PM   #21
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What really brought down Poseidon's curse was Odysseus's encounter with the cyclops Polyphemus, who was one of Poseidon's sons.
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:56 PM   #22
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I could have sworn the problem was Poseidon, not Athena. He makes some sort of boast against him and then Poseidon and Athena start a little game of 'Mortals'

Most of the heroes have a divine patron worth a lot of points, and divine enemies show up as well.
I could have sworn it was failure to sacrifice properly to Poseidon before the long journey home after the war.

But really anything and everything ticked off the Greek gods. Often nothing under the control of the ones cursed.
How dare Medusa "allow" herself to be raped by a god, for example.
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:00 PM   #23
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What really brought down Poseidon's curse was Odysseus's encounter with the cyclops Polyphemus, who was one of Poseidon's sons.
I thought it was an island of cyclopes. Was every one of them his kids? If so, bummer Odyseus just happened upon the god's favorite.
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:35 PM   #24
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But really anything and everything ticked off the Greek gods. Often nothing under the control of the ones cursed.
How dare Medusa "allow" herself to be raped by a god, for example.
Well, it was in Aphrodite's own temple, on the altar no less... and it was for that particular sacrilege - doing it on the altar in the temple, where even Aphrodite wouldn't do it - that she punished the participant she could. (Aph couldn't exactly punish Poseidon as easily...)
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I thought it was an island of cyclopes. Was every one of them his kids? If so, bummer Odyseus just happened upon the god's favorite.
I can't check the story right now; my copy of the Odyssey is packed away in one of ten boxes.
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Old 06-18-2016, 02:27 AM   #26
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Poseidon curses Odysseus because he tricks and blinds his son, Polyphemus. Poseidon intervenes because Polyphemus asks him to. I don't think there were any other cyclopses on the island.
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Old 06-18-2016, 05:55 AM   #27
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There had to be because Odysseus tricks him into saying "No one has blinded me!"

Or is that a later invention?

Anyway, Polyphemos did try to eat Odysseus and his companions.
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Poseidon curses Odysseus because he tricks and blinds his son, Polyphemus. Poseidon intervenes because Polyphemus asks him to. I don't think there were any other cyclopses on the island.
Polyphemus complains of how he's been injured to his fellow cyclopes.
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There had to be because Odysseus tricks him into saying "No one has blinded me!"
Initially, although once Odysseus is in the safety of the ship he shouts back his identity to Polyphemus - in exquisite detail.
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Initially, although once Odysseus is in the safety of the ship he shouts back his identity to Polyphemus - in exquisite detail.
He was kind of stupid that way.
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