"And now for his blinded son the earthquake god –
though he won’t quite kill Odysseus –
drives him far off course from native land.
But come, all of us here put heads together now,
work out his journey home so Odysseus can return.
Lord Poseidon, I trust, will let his anger go.
How can he stand his ground against the will
of all the gods at once – one god alone?"

– Homer

The Odyssey, Book 1, lines 88-95. The fate of Odysseus is being controlled by a vengeful Poseidon, angered at the blinding of his son, Zeus acknowledges. The father of the gods decides to intervene to allow Odysseus to return home.