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Why does Poseidon hate Odysseus?

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"Poseidon" was the Greek name for the god of the sea, earthquakes and horses, according to MythWeb.com. Odysseus is the central character of the "Odyssey," Homer's epic poem about the journey of Odysseus back home to Ithaca after the Trojan War.SacrificesOdysseus first upsets Poseidon by not offering sufficient sacrifices to him, according to a summary on Bookrags.com.The CyclopsDuring his trip home, Odysseus and his shipmates are captured by the cyclops Polyphemus, who eats some of the men. However, Odysseus blinds Polyphemus and he and his remaining men escape. Odysseus taunts the blind cyclops. Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon, asks his father to punish Odysseus for the act, according to Bookrags.com.TravailsIn a quest for revenge, Poseidon creates a number of difficulties for Odysseus during his remaining journeys at sea. It is Poseidon's actions that ensure Odysseus a perilous and lengthy journey home.StormOne of the most severe perils Poseidon manufactures for Odysseus is a huge ... more
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