After Odysseus pokes Polyphemus' (the cyclops) eye out, they escape. The sheep are incredibly large, & Polyphemus trys to feel for Odysseus on top of the sheep, because he is blind & cannot see. But, Odysseus & his crew hide underneath the sheep to avoid this. This is an example of Odysseus being clever. Him being clever is the main reason Athena takes a liking to him.
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