Thursday, March 5, 2015

Artistic depictions of Polyphemus

Artistic depictions of Polyphemus

Polyphemus and Odysseus

Polyphemus, Galatea, and Acis

Polyphemus is mentioned in the "Entered Apprentice" chapter of Albert Pike's Morals and Dogma (1871). Within Scottish Rite Freemasonry he is regarded as a symbol for a civilization that harms itself using ill directed blind force.[37]The Polyphemus moth is so named because of the large eyespots in the middle of the hind wings.[38] A number of ships and English steam locomotives have also been named after the giant.The Polyphemus episode was featured in the 1905 short film Ulysses and the Giant Polyphemus by Georges Méliès. This combines with the Calypso episode and employs special effects. Other films that include it have been the 1911 Odissea and the 1955 Ulysses (see external links below).


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