Why Is Odysseus An Epic Hero?

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After they blinded Polyphemus, they used his rams to escape from Poly’s cave. This makes Odysseus an epic hero. In a middle of things, Odysseus is a “pleasure” slave of a goddess temptress, Calypso. She wants Odysseus because he is handsome, strong and clever, all of the characteristics of a hero...
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In the text, the god messenger, Hermes, gives Calypso a letter from Zeus to have Odysseus freed. Calypso did not want to give up Odysseus, but she had to. This makes Odysseus heroic because a goddess wants a mortal being for eternity. Also the goddess of cleverness, Athena, likes Odysseus. She likes him because he is smart and clever just like her...
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