Polyphemus

Half Cyclopes, Half Serial Killer

Life Summary

  • son of Poseidon and nymph Thoosa
  • lives in solitude in Sicily
  • lives off of flesh from goats, sheep, and humans
  • youngest, strongest, and most powerful giant
  • trapped Odysseus and twelve crew members in cave with boulder
  • ate half of Odysseus' crew
  • drunken by Odysseus
  • speared in the eye by Odysseus after passing out

Works Cited

"Cyclopes." UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology. Vol. 2. N.p.: Gale, 2009. 275-78. Print.

Evslin, Bernard. "Ulysses and the Cyclops." The Cyclopes. New York: Chelsea House, 1987. 75-91. Print. Monsters of Mythology.

Leadbetter, Ron. "Polyphemus." Encyclopedia Mythica. N.p.: MMIX Encyclopedia Media, n.d. Print.

"Polyphemus." Encyclopedia Britannica. 2014. Print.