why he is heroic?

Odysseus is heroic for many reasons. For one was a good leader, he was smart, and he was also brave.

Odysseus is a good leader because he ordered his loyal friends and they listened this means they agree with his decisions and they respect him.  In paragraph five it says "i ordered the rest of my loyal friends to stay here and guard the ship."  they listened to him.

Odysseus is also smart because he told the cyclops tat his name was nobody so when the cyclops cried for help he said "Nobody, my friends, id trying to kill me by violence or treachery."

Lastly Odysseus was brave. "they held the sharpened olive wood stake and thrust it into his eyes." this shows he was brave because he took on the cyclops and took the chance of failing and getting eaten.