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Do you know any proof that Polyphemus's cursed word and any proof of how it worked?

I have an english essay and I just can seem to find any proof. Help me please.


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Jeanie L. | Academic Tutor ExtraordinaireAcademic Tutor Extraordinaire
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I believe you're asking for proof that Polyphemus' curse worked. But perhaps the reason you can't find an answer is that you're looking in the wrong place. That is: Polyphemus did not curse Odysseus at all--Polyphemus asks his father, Poseidon (god of the sea) to put a curse on Odysseus. So Poseidon cursed Odysseus and his men. The effect was storms and winds that prevent them from returning home. Does that help?