Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

POLYPHEMUS

Greek fabulous creature

Also known as Cyclops, Polyphemos

Picture of the Greek fabulous creature Polyphemus from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

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.

Polyphemus Facts and Figures

Name: Polyphemus
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Cyclops, Polyphemos

Gender: Male
Type: fabulous creature
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1240

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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