Polyphemus

Anisha Kodwani

The story(shortened)

Polyphemus is a one-eyed monster who eats humans. One day, Odysseus and his men were stuck in a cave with Polyphemus. Polyphemus ate many of them very harshly. One time, Odysseus got Polyphemus drunk and told Polyphemus that his name was “No Man” when he asked. When Polyphemus was asleep, Odysseus(with the help of his men) blinded him by stabbing his eye with a red-hot pointed timber. To get the other men out that were stuck in the cave with Polyphemus, Odysseus tied one of his men to one of the sheep and continued doing that. Since Polyphemus was blind, he didn't notice and ended up letting all the men out. When Odysseus and his men left on a ship, Odysseus yelled out to Polyphemus that he was the one who blinded Polyphemus.

More information about Polyphemus

-Polyphemus was the son of Poseidon(the god of the sea) and the nymph Thoosa.

-He devoured human beings.

-Polyphemus had one eye on his forehead.

-He was blinded by Odysseus

-He had a flock of giant sheep.

Work Cited

Works Cited

McLeish, Kenneth. Myth. N.p.: Bloomsbury Publishing, 1996. Print.

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Odysseus and the Cyclops. Prof. Michael O'Rourke, n.d. Web. 9 Nov. 2014. <http://mysite.pratt.edu/~morourke/dda514/stories/OdysseusCyclops.htm>.

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