The Theme of Revenge...

Common Themes Digital Poster By: Charles Abercrombie


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Polyphemus, the Cyclops, calls out to his father Poseidon after being blinded by Odysseus.

"Hear me, Poseidon, blue-maned Earth-holder, if you are the father you claim to be. Grant that Odysseus, son of Laertes, may never reach his home on Ithaca. But if he is fated to see his family again, and return to his home and own native land, may he come late, having lost all companions, in another's ship, and find trouble at home."

After Odysseus had blinded the Polyphemus, the cyclops, and his men were aboard their ship, Odysseus mocked the cyclops saying to make sure he tells everyone Odysseus, son or Laertes, from Ithaca is who had blinded him. This made Polyphemus call out to his father Poseidon to ensure revenge on Odysseus for what he had done.