Polyphemus is a figure from Greek mythology, known as a Cyclops, a giant one-eyed creature. He is one of the sons of Poseidon and Thoosa, and was known for his monstrous size and strength. He is best known for his role in Homer’s epic poem, “The Odyssey”, in which he is depicted as a fierce and savage creature who terrorizes the island of Sicily and captures Odysseus and his men.
Polyphemus was known for his great strength and his single eye, which was said to be located in the center of his forehead. He was also known for his savage nature, and was feared by all who encountered him. He was said to have been a herder of sheep and lived in a cave with his flock.
Polyphemus played a key role in the story of Odysseus, who along with his men landed on the island of Sicily and entered the cave of Polyphemus. The Cyclops captured them and ate many of Odysseus’ men, but Odysseus outwitted Polyphemus by getting him drunk and blinding him with a burning stake. This allowed Odysseus and his men to escape the island.