A little surcease, then return of the tempest, like return of Polyphemus.
At this, old Polyphemus went into a Homeric peal of laughter.
Polyphemus receiving a letter from Galatea, painting, 480, 481.
Polyphemus is a Cyclops but he has characteristics of his own.
At this Polyphemus gave no answer, but seizing a couple of Greeks, he killed and ate them up on the spot.
Many men, both writers and readers, are its victims, like Polyphemus.
Polyphemus too is to have his chance of rising, for he certainly has within himself the possibility.
In like manner, Polyphemus, in his crisis, remembered a similar oracle.
Such was the curse of Polyphemus, to be fulfilled, as we shall see, to the letter.
Galatea heeds him not, and Polyphemus has to shepherd his love as best he can.