Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

Polyphemus, the Cyclops of the Odyssey


Polyphemus was the most famous and the wildest of all Cyclopes. Polyphemus was a son of Poseidon, the god of the seas, and lived in a cave nurtured by his sheep. He was the Cyclops whom Odysseus encountered after the destruction of Troy and managed to blind in his cave.
Polyphemus means "very famed" in Ancient Greek.


Famous Cyclopes in Greek Mythology