|Posted: February 28, 2008, 6:16 am - IP Logged|
The Best Teacher is
(in this game) experience
And there's a new experience
everyday.A Fly has multiple
to aid him.
They were giants
with a single eye in the middle of their forehead and a foul disposition. According to Hesiod
, they were strong, stubborn,
and "abrupt of emotion".
To make Polyphemus unwary, Odysseus gives him a skin of very strong, unwatered wine
. When Polyphemus asks for Odysseus' name, he tells him that it is 'Outis',
Greek for 'no man' or 'nobody'. Once the giant falls asleep as a result of being drunk, Odysseus and his men take the spit from the fire and drive it through Polyphemus' only eye
. Polyphemus' cries of help are answered by the others of his race; however, they turn away from aiding him when they hear that "Nobody" is the cause of his woes.