Odyssey Essay Odysseus Athena Poseidon. Filed Under: Essays. 1 page, 319 words. In Homer’s Epic The Odyssey supernatural beings intervene in the lives of Odysseus and his crew. From the Trojan War he came across a Cyclops, two sea monsters, and a goddess. We will see how these beings act against our hero. Poseidon and his son, Polyphemus a Cyclops, make it hard for Odysseus to go home.