Odysseus: The Monster In Homer's The Odyssey

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The main plot of the odyssey is masked by a hero and his crew on a mission however, there is not a lot of knowledge behind the creatures that make the plot line what it is. The creatures don't get the attention that they should get, people don't realize that each creature has a story behind it, and most people focus on how these mythical beasts effect odysseus throughout his journey to get home. All of the monsters are creatures from their own stories with their own plot line. The elder Cyclopes were the three, immortal giants who forged the lightning-bolts of Zeus. As soon as they were born they were locked away inside the Earth by their father Ouranos. When the Titans overthrew him, they then drove the giants into the “Pit of Tartaros”. Zeus and his brothers eventually released them and the cyclops, as a token of appreciation they provided the poseidon with his…show more content…
She was likely known a the goddess of the tides, mentioned by Homer, she could change the tides by day as well as Aristotle also clearly identifying her with the tides.Charybdis was probably Identical to Keto Trienos, who was the mother of Scylla and grandmother of Polyphemus. The size of Charybdis is not clearly known, yet in order to consume Greek ships the whirlpool can be estimated to about 75 ft across. Charybdis has been associated with the Strait of Messina, off the coast of Sicily and opposite a rock on the mainland identified with Scylla. Charybdis is said to be located in the Strait of Messina, where it would in fact have the size to accommodate a whirlpool of the estimated size. A whirlpool does exist there now but it is caused by currents meeting and is only dangerous to small craft in extreme conditions.”At this time charybdis sucked down the seas salt water, but I above me, to where the tall fig tree grew, and caught hold of it and clung like a
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