According to Homer, Polyphemus was a Cyclops, an imposing mythological figure with only one eye. Son of the god of the seas Poseidon, he lived closed because of a huge rock in his cave, where Ulysses was also imprisoned. The latter, shrewd, approached the cyclops flattering him and offering him a wineskin.
Polyphemus appreciated him so much that he wanted to offer him a gift. “Certainly the land that gives the fodder produces to the Cyclops wine of excellent clusters, and the rain of Zeus makes it grow. But this is a drop of ambrosia and nectar!” report the Homeric verses. The Cyclops pays homage to the drink, to which he just can’t resist.