Laestrygones

Laestrygones

man-eating giants encountered by Odysseus. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
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In Homer, neither Polyphemus, nor Antiphates, the king of the Laestrygones (Od.
9) Monstrous Cyclopes and Laestrygones are hardly mentioned by accident in the Sicilian Geography (6.
In Books IX-XII Odysseus recounts for the Phaeacians his adventures since leaving Troy: he first comes to the land of the Lotus-Eaters and struggles with lotus-induced lethargy; he blinds Polyphemus the Cyclops, a son of Poseidon; he loses 11 of his 12 ships to the cannibalistic Laestrygones and reaches the island of the enchantress Circe, who has turned some of his companions into swine.