Greece (1983 SG 1649/1643/1644):
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.