Myths and fictions
Greece (1983 SG 1649/1643/1644): Bust of Homer; Blinding of the Cyclops Polyphemus and 
escape from the cave of Polyphemus.

In the epic poem of Odyssey,  reputedly written by the blind poet Homer, the hero Ulysses 
encountered numerous ordeals. The encounter with the cannibalistic Cyclops Polyphemus in 
an island led him and his fellows to blind the giant in his cave with a hot stake in order to escape. 
As the blind giant was guiding the entrance of the cave, Ulysses and his fellows tied themselves 
to the bellies of the sheep and escaped the his notice.

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