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POLYPHEMUS
Also known as POLYPHEMOS, CYCLOPS

A picture showing the legend of POLYPHEMUS taken from our Greek mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Greek Gods, Greek Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

The anti-social [CYCLOPES] who gave all his brethren a bad name.

Imprisoning Greek heroes like ODYSSEUS in a cave and attempting to eat them can only lead to unpopularity.

Despite his strength and generally monstrous aspect, POLYPHEMUS was not entirely clever; ODYSSEUS made a fool of him with a very silly trick and blinded him for good.

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Article last updated on 16 May 2005
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT POLYPHEMUS : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : POLYPHEMUS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Male
Type : Fabulous Creature
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : POLYPHEMOS, CYCLOPS
Popularity index : 669

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