A trait that makes Odysseus an epic hero is that he is very courageous and intelligence. He showed courage and intelligence when he was in Polyphemus the Cyclops's cave. All his men panicked but Odysseus kept his cool. First Odysseus showed his intelligence by telling the Cyclops that his name was "Nobody."
Subsequently, one may also ask, how is Odysseus described in the Odyssey?
Odysseus - The protagonist of the Odyssey. Odysseus fought among the other Greek heroes at Troy and now struggles to return to his kingdom in Ithaca. Odysseus is the husband of Queen Penelope and the father of Prince Telemachus. Though a strong and courageous warrior, he is most renowned for his cunning.
What are some of Odysseus flaws in the Odyssey?
However, along with Odysseus' heroic qualities, the Odyssey also reveals three major flaws of his. Prime amongst these are: arrogance, unfaithfulness, and stubbornness. The first flaw of Odysseus that causes several setbacks in his endeavor to get back home is hubris (excessive pride).
How does Odysseus show strength in the Odyssey?
The best example of Odysseus's physical strength comes with the test of the suitors by Penelope. Odysseus is the only man strong enough to string the bow (although his son, Telemachus, comes closest). After his identity is revealed, Odysseus slays every man in the room.