Polyphemus is the giant son of Poseidon and Thoosa in Greek mythology, one of
the Cyclopes described in the Odyssey. His name means "abounding in songs
and legends". ... Drunk and unwary, ...
The Cyclops does not ask Odysseus about his ship, but he does ask Odysseus
what his ... Odysseus says that his name is "No Man" as a part of an escape... ...
Odysseus gives Cyclops strong wine from his ship. ... The blinded giant cannot.
Odysseus and his men first come to the land of the Kikonians, where they kill ...
Next they arrive at the land of the uncivilized Cyclopes, giant monsters with only
one ... When Odysseus and his crew run across a Cyclops's deserted cave, his
men ... Odysseus cunningly offers him wine and tells him that his name is "
The next stop is the land of the Cyclops, lawless one-eyed giants. ... But his pride
in his name foreshadows Odysseus' questionable judgment in ... Odysseus does
not discuss, at this point, why he was blown off course and unable to return ...
meted out to him by the Greeks would have been well known by Homer's
The sight of him brought the Greeks to fullest attention. He was as big as a barn,
... He was one of the Cyclopes, giant blacksmiths who had built Olympus for the
gods. ... But the Cyclops had never drunk wine before, diluted or not, and it went
straight to his head. Before he conked out, he asked Odysseus his name. "
From Troy, the winds sweep him and his men to Ismarus, city of the Cicones. ...
where the natives give some of Odysseus's men the intoxicating fruit of the lotus.
... sail through the murky night to the land of the Cyclopes, a rough and
uncivilized race of one-eyed giants. ... Feeling jovial, Polyphemus asks Odysseus
"I am Odysseus of Ithaca. ... When the Cyclops -- Polyphemus was his name --
came home that afternoon, he blotted out the light in the ... The first thing he did
was drag a huge boulder into the mouth of the cave. Twenty ... asked a voice like
thunder. ... When the Cyclops came home and made his usual meal, I spoke to
Bk IX:1-62 Odysseus tells his tale: The Cicones; Bk IX:63-104 Odysseus tells his
.... But I would not listen, though it would have been best, wishing to see the giant
himself, and test his hospitality. When he did appear he proved no joy to my men.
.... him with subtle words: “Cyclops, you asked my name, and I will tell it: give me
Jun 4, 1997 ... He was a Cyclops (plural Cyclopes) in Greek (Kuklops) meaning ... eye at the
centre of his forehead, usually described as a one-eyed giant. ... Odysseus and
his men came across the cave of Polyphemus, and ... After consuming both men
he spoke to Odysseus asking, "what is your name", Odysseus' reply ...
Odysseus names himself and begins telling the story of his long travels after
leaving Troy. ... Suddenly he noticed the men and asked them angrily who they
were. ... Rather than give his "guests" a feast, the Cyclops feasts on them. ...
Odysseus does not overpower the giant but uses cunning to strike him where he
is weakest ...