have you considered prayer

MY ASSIGNED READING FOR TOMORROW’S CLASS IS BOOK 9 OF THE ODYSSEY

ie the scene in which Odysseus comes across Polyphemus, who is a shepherd by day and a carniverous cyclops by night, who traps them in his cave because he’s a douche and also likes tasty human snacks, and so Odysseus tells Polyphemus that his name is ‘nobody’ then stabs Polyphemus in the eye and Polyphemus starts shouting “NOBODY IS HURTING ME TO DEATH” and all the other giants nearby hear him and they’re like “dude, if you’re being attacked by nobody, then it’s probably Zeus. Have you considered prayer?”

and then Odysseus and his men tie themselves to the undersides of Polyphemus’ sheep and when he opens his cave door to let his sheep graze, all the men escape

except then Odysseus is like “shit, I’m too awesome to have this fucking hilarious jape go uncredited, MY NAME IS ODYSSEUS” and then Polyphemus is like “yo Poseidon, you know how you’re my father despite our hideous biological differences? Can you maybe go and make life difficult for Odysseus because firstly he blinded me horribly and secondly he made my sheep uncomfortable” and Poseidon is like “no problem son, this makes up for all those back-dated child support payments” and then he starts chucking rocks at Odysseus’ ship and they barely escape

~hubris~