And his Heroic traits.
"His words were designed to fool me, but failed. I was too wise for that, and answered him with cunning words: 'Poseidon, Earth-Shaker, smashed my ship to pieces, wrecking her on the rocks that edge your island, driving her close to the headland so the wind threw her onshore."
He's Brave and Courageous!
"When the olivewood stake was glowing hot, and ready to catch fire despite its greenness, I drew it from the coals, then my men stood round me, and a god breathed courage into us. They held the sharpened olivewood stake, and thrust it into his eye, while I threw my weight on the end, and twisted it round and round, as a man bores the timbers of a ship with a drill that others twirl lower down with a strap held at both ends, ans so keep the drill continuously moving."
He was brave because he had the courage to actually try and blind the cyclopes, Polyphemus.