"tell him your eye was put out by Odysseus, sacker of cities, the son of Laertes, who lives in Ithaca."
A ship in a storm, by Willem van de Velde II
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Poseidon, god of the sea
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The foolish Odysseus has just given his name and address to the Cyclops, who promptly curses him and calls down the vengeance of his father, Poseidon. Odysseus has allowed his pride and desire for everlasting fame to get the better of him, to the detriment of himself and his entire crew. Poseidon will now not stop in his pursuit of bitter revenge against the hero and his men.