His rival the Cyclops Polyphemus surprised them together, and crushed him to pieces with a rock.
- Entosternum, entosternite or plastron of Limulus Polyphemus, Latr.
- Ventral surface of the entosternum of Limulus Polyphemus, Latr.
- Third leg of Limulus Polyphemus, showing the division of the fourth segment of the leg by a groove S into two, thus giving seven segments to the leg as in scorpion.
- The right coxal gland of Limulus polyphemus, Latr.
Polyphemus) is common on the coasts of the United States, and is known as the king-crab or horse-shoe crab.
- Ventral view of Limulus polyphemus, one-fourth the natural size, linear.
The binding of his son Polyphemus by Odysseus brings upon the hero the wrath of Poseidon, from which he is only protected by the united influence of the rest of the gods.
He is famous for his numerous amours, especially with the nymphs of springs and fountains; his offspring were mostly wild and cruel, like the sea - the Laestrygones, Polyphemus, Antaeus, Procrustes and the like.
This has been especially noticed in the case of the story of Polyphemus, one that is found in many countries, and in versions which cannot all be derived from Homer.
The reason is simple; he is not the Ulysses of the Trojan war, but a being of the same world as Polyphemus himself - the world of giants and ogres.
The rocks which Polyphemus hurled at Ulysses are identified with the seven Scogli de' Ciclopi, or Faraglioni, a little to the south of Acireale.
Odysseus and Polyphemus is the Greek example.
POLYPHEMUS, in Greek mythology, the most famous of the Cyclopes, son of Poseidon and the nymph Thobsa.
Odysseus, having been cast ashore on the coast of Sicily, fell into the hands of Polyphemus, who shut him up with twelve of his companions in his cave, and blocked the entrance with an enormous rock.
Odysseus at length succeeded in making the giant drunk, blinded him by plunging a burning stake into his eye while he lay asleep, and with six of his friends (the others having been devoured by Polyphemus) made his escape by clinging to the bellies of the sheep let out to pasture.
- The prosomatic appendages of Limulus polyphemus (right) and Scorpio (left), Palamnaeus indus compared.