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Polyphēmus

Πολύφημος). The son of Poseidon and the nymph. Thoösa; the one-eyed Cyclops, who held Odysseus prisoner in his cave and ate

The Blinding of Polyphemus. (Etruscan Painting.)

several of the companions, until the hero made him drunk and blinded him. Later legends made him the lover of the beautiful nymph Galatea. See Acis; Cyclopes; Galatea; Odysseus.

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