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Is the cyclops, Polyphemus, written of in Homer's Odyssey the exact same character as...
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No, they are quite distinct. All they share is the same name. Polyphemus the cyclops, distinguished by his gigantic appearance and single eye, is the son of Poisedon, god of the sea, whereas Polyphemus in Jason and the Argonauts is an ordinary man, who later became a king.
Posted by gpane on September 20, 2012 at 10:56 AM (Answer #1)
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