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Polyphemus By Eric Givens Polyphemus according to Greek mythology was the son of Poseidon and the nymph-thoosa In all of my research on Polyphemus I have found that he has no powers nor does he have symbols But besides his enormous size and his herding of goats and sheep He has no other powers and symbols The Cyclopes definition means round eye A mythical semi-human monster of huge proportions A single eye at the center of his forehead Usually described as one round-eyed giant Polyphemus is best remembered in homers poem The Odyssey when Polyphemus captures Odysseus and his crew on their way home from the Trojan War His crew lands on the Island of Cyclopes in search of Provisions After finding polythemuses cave and went inside to steal food and he also was curious to see what a Cyclopes looks like he had never seen one before So Odysseus and his men hid waiting for the Cyclopes to return When he returned Odysseus and his men gasped in disbelief Giving away their hiding place So polythemus closes his cave with a big boulder after he trapped him Odysseus told the Cyclopes that his name was nobody His biggest problem was the he and his men could not lift the boulder therefore they can not kill polythemus So polythemus ended up eating 4 of his men total since they like raw meat it doesnt matter what kind just as long as it is raw And after that polythemus goes for a walk around the island with his flock of sheep when he was gone Odysseus put a sharpened log into poop to hide it Upon his return polythemus drinks wine that Odysseus gave him what he doesnt know is that the wine he drank is very powerful that a Greek god gave him So from that point Polythemus passes out From that point Odysseus and his men
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