- a Cyclops who was blinded by Odysseus.
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The polyphemus moth, for example, has been experimented with a great deal.Boy Scouts Handbook
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This was Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon, the owner of the cave.Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
Polyphemus had an eye for business; it was in the middle of his forehead.A Miscellany of Men
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Poseidon will not permit it, because thou hast blinded his son, Polyphemus.
The most terrible, Polyphemus, devours several of Odysseus' companions.Christianity As A Mystical Fact
- Greek myth a cyclops who imprisoned Odysseus and his companions in his cave. To effect his escape, Odysseus blinded him
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