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Why wouldn't the gods get out of Odysseus' way? Was it because they knew Homer's epic poem would have bored people to tears without any conflict? ("And then Odysseus sailed to Ithaca and lived happily ever after with his family and faithful dog." No, thanks.) They certainly couldn't have just had it out for him...right? Uh, right?

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