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  1. Dec 8, 2022 · Polyphemus was the son of Poseidon and Thoosa and the most feared of the Sicilian Cyclopes —brutish, one-eyed shepherds who lived far from civilization. He is best known for his role in the myth of Odysseus ’ wanderings. When Odysseus stopped at the island of the Cyclopes on his way home from Troy, Polyphemus imprisoned him and his men; he undoubtedly would have eaten them all had Odysseus not blinded him and escaped.

  2. Jun 30, 2020 · Polyphemus was a son of Poseidon and lived an uncultured and savage life on an isolated island. Odysseus blinded the giant after it had eaten several of his men. Because Odysseus told him his name was Nobody, Polyphemus received no help when he cried out that Nobody had blinded him.

  3. Poly· phe· mus ˌpä-lə-ˈfē-məs : a Cyclops whom Odysseus blinds in order to escape from his cave Word History Etymology Latin, from Greek Polyphēmos First Known Use 14th century, in the meaning defined above Time Traveler The first known use of Polyphemus was in the 14th century See more words from the same century Articles Related to Polyphemus

  4. Polyphemus. The son of Poseidon and Thoosa. Polyphemus was the greatest among the Cyclopes. When Odysseus arrived on Sicily during his voyage, Polyphemus locked him and his companions in a cave and devoured six of them. Odysseus contrived to blind the giant's single eye, and make good his escape with the rest of his men.

  5. Polyphemus moths are our most widely distributed large silk moths. They are found from southern Canada down into Mexico and in all of the lower 48 states except for Arizona and Nevada (Tuskes et al. 1996). Description (Back to Top) Adults: The adult wingspan is 10 to 15 cm (approximately 4 to 6 inches) (Covell 2005).

  6. Polyphemus are a predatory genus of water flea. The two species have four pairs of legs with exopodites, or outer branches. The legs are adapted for catching mobile prey, generally smaller species of water flea such as young Daphnia and Bosmina. Polyphemus has two compound eyes that are fused to form a single unit, with a zoned set of receptors.

  7. Polyphemus is the second of three gas giants and the fourth planet orbiting the star Alpha Centauri A (ACA) in the Alpha Centauri System. Slightly smaller and denser than Jupiter, Polyphemus has... Slightly smaller and denser than Jupiter, Polyphemus has no rings and has fourteen moons, the most notable being Pandora.

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