Polyphemus, the Cyclops, in his cave
Polyphemus (Polyphemos) the Cyclops, the gigantic one-eyed son of Poseidon and Thoosa, seen here in his cave with one of his sheep. In Homer's Odyssey he kills and eats several of Odysseus's men. Odysseus gives him wine which makes him sleepy, and when he passes out Odysseus and his surviving men drive a sharp stake through his one eye, blinding him. They then escape and sail away.
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Corfu - Greece - Kanoni, 'The Island of Ulysses'
Corfu - Greece - Kanoni, 'The Island of Ulysses'. In the mythical sea adventure of Homer's Odyssey, Kerkyra is the island of the Phaeacians, (Phaiakes) wherein Odysseus (Ulysses) meets Nausica, the daughter of King Alkinoos. The bay of Palaiokastritsa is considered to be the place where Odysseus disembarked. Date: circa 1910s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
At Ithaca, in the absence of Odysseus (Ulysses), Penelope's bored Suitors get drunk, while a minstrel plays his lyre to them. Telemachus, Odysseus' son, watches with disapproval.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/Edwin Mullan Collection
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