In English, we have been learning about Myths and Legends. We read the story of Odysseus and Polyphemus, an ancient Greek myth set in the Mediterranean.
Odysseus was a soldier who had landed on the island of Sicily with his crew of men, tired from the Trojan War and looking for food, water and shelter for the night. They found a cave to take cover in when they stumbled across a giant cyclops by the name of Polyphemus!
Polyphemus saw the men and rolled a great boulder in the entrance of the cave to block the men from escaping. Then with a huge swipe of his giant hand, he scooped up some of the men and ate them for his dinner! The men were obviously angry and poked the great cyclops in the eye with a red-hot spear, blinding him instantly.
Later on, the men managed to escape underneath the cyclops's giant sheep as he was counting them out the next morning - but it was not all over yet! Odysseus and his crew had not realised that Polyphemus was the son of Poseidon, God of the Sea! Poseidon cursed the men with furious sea-storms for the next 10 years, making them unable to return home.
Our comic strips continue where this story left off - 10 years later... Find out what could have happened next in 'The Tales of Odysseus and Polyphemus' by Year 3P!
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