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Odysseus son of Laertes was godlike in many ways but he also showed some human or mortal characteristics In The Odyssey by Homer he shows this in a few ways while on his way home to Ithica from the land of the Lotus-eaters and also when he is home Either something upsets him like a human would get upset or he does something a human would do and normally wouldnt see from a god First I noticed when he was escaping for the Cyclops cave he had to get the last word in If O CyclopsA mortal man shall ever ask you How it befell your eye was blinded So hideously then answer thus It was Odysseus blinded you Taker of Troy Laertes son Who dwells in Ithica In other words Ha ha it was me Odysseus the mortal that blinded you This sounds not only like a human or mortal but a mortal little kid The next time I noticed Odysseus acting like a human or mortal was in the story of Scylla and Charybdis when Scylla ate some of his men Odysseus at that time lost what he thought were his best men he said that it was one of the saddest things hes seen As he if then he takes a fish Flings it aloft out of the sea All quivering even so she swung them All quivering up to her high crag There she devoured them one and all Before her doorway while they shrieked And still stretched out their hands to me In dying agony that sight Was the saddest sight my eyes have ever seen while through sore trials I wandered the seas ways I interpreted this like it was one of those things a person would tell and cry about and yet another characteristic of a human The last of the few examples I saw Odysseus give in the Odyssey showing characteristics of a human was
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