'"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.' This is important because it shows that the cyclops wants revenge and Zues lets it happen for a a little while because Ody blinded him, and told him his name.
'"But tell me, so I may know: where did you put your well-made ship when you came? Nearby or far off?" 'So he spoke, trying me out, but I knew too much and was not deceived, but answered him in turn, and my words were crafty: "Poseidon, Shaker of the Earth, has shattered my vessel. He drove it against the rocks on the outer coast of your country, cracked on a cliff, it is gone, the wind on the sea took it" He didn't tell him where his ship was because they wouldn't let him leave and he would find out that he had more then 12 men.
Human and monster- Cyclops is a monster he puts a bolder infront of the cave so only he can move it to get out. He eats 6 of Ody's people in 48 hours while they are trapped in the cave. This shows that he is a monster because he eats humans, he is the only one strong enough to move the huge bolder, and he is a cyclopes.
Cyclops (polyphemus) - The son of Poseidon, he lives in a cave by himself he is a monster, Ody blinds him.