By: Burke Suckow
Lotus eaters: They are a bunch of people that are addicted to lotus and offer Odysseus and his men lotus.
Food: Polyphemus is a nice when he first sees them there but then he gets mad when he finds out they stole his food. This also is a theme when they are at the island of the Lotus eater and are offered lotus.
Next I told the rest of the men to cast lots, to find out which of them must endure with me to take up the great beam and spin it in the Cyclops' eye when sweet sleep had come over him. The ones drew it whom I myself would have wanted chosen, four men, and I myself was the fifth, and allotted with them."
He is want to have some of him men draw the short straw and they do, Odysseus is one lucky man.
Polyphemos: "Hear me, Poseidon who circle the earth, dark-haired. If truly I am your son, and you acknowledge yourself as my father, grant that Odysseus, sacker of cities, son of Laertes, who makes his home in Ithaka, may never reach that home; but if it is decided that he shall see his own people, and come home to his strong-founded house and to his own country, let him come late, in bad case, with the loss of all his companions, in someone else’s ship, and find troubles in his household.” ‘So he spoke in prayer, and the dark-haired god heard him."
Polyphemos tells his dad to make it heck for Odysseus to get home after what he did to him.