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Polyphemus, most terrible of the Cyclops, was the son of Neptune, and was of fearful aspect. He was smitten with Galatea, and killed Acis, his more fortunate rival. The Odyssey describes how Ulysses, who was shipwrecked on his island, dispatched the monster by thrusting a burning pole into his single eye.