Showing posts with label Stories of the Nymphs'. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stories of the Nymphs'. Show all posts

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Stories of the Nymphs'

Stories of the Nymphs'
Fresh Water Nymph

So I did a post on the Greek Nymphs and it seems that you all
responded quite well to my more detailed post on the Nymphs.
Now I have another idea that 
I hope that you all will find just as interesting as the original post
and fun to read.
 I am going to put quite a bit of information in this post for you all, just like I had before.
So first of all the most obvious question? What is What kinda Stories on the Nymphs am
I going to cover? Well  much like I did in my last ~Nymphs~ post, but in a more 
storey format. You will learn about these faerie like spirited beings in a series of 
stories. I will again cover the many different Nymph women in the Greek Mythology both
fairy like, spirit being and even the more human too. Of course there is the scary type of nymphs too.
The one thing that I remember that you can tell that makes them different from a 
fairy and that is they come from different cultures, plus they are entirely different than a fairy-
1- Nymphs are only women - fairies can be both men, women and children too - 2- Reason was 
in Greek mythology it seemed that in that they were only women was the common theme - by using
their beauty, sexuality, Chasity and that all adds up to one scary Nymphs at the ancient Greek times.
And that other reason was the only women were Nymphs was because that was their sexuality.
If you think about it in the storey which I will get too I promise there was never any men or any
child boy nymphs - If you also noticed in most in all mythology of the Greek or any other cultures of the 
women nymphs is the common theme too. It is used in the stories and legends/Myths etc to use their 
beauty which is said to have been beyond beauty one has ever since, their sexuality, Chasity and that just
added up to a frightening  Nymphs in those ancient times. If you really think about it, in  folklore and mythology of these spirit women of the waters, it really shouldn't shock you that when every time they get involved with a mortal man or men and sex enters the picture, which it always does with these alluring beautiful & sexual Nymphs something very scary always seems to happen. I should also note that all Nymphs whether it be water, earth, tree, etc all are personifying nature and are protectors of Nature.
I will cover I hope many of the more famous Nymph women who are often associated with nature and
the wildness as things beyond the control of 'civilization'. As I have said before that it is only women that are
the Nymphs, but I must say this: even these spirits of nature can have children. Yet they are not Nymphs like that of their birth mother. Because the fact is these Nymphs often have or not of their own choosing have lovers of the Gods. Nymphs, like all females deities are quite beautiful more than even some of the female Goddesses. When they aren't inhabiting some specific part of nature, they are often the attendant of more important deities of the Gods. In some ways they are both God like/ and human like all wrapped up in a Nymph. I am going to go thru as many as I can below and even that with that I probably won't beable to cover all all or even touch the huge number of nymphs that there were. I hope you all will Enjoy the post my dear friends and followers. love you all Wendy..
Chelone- This poor nymph got turned into a turtle because she refused to attend the wedding of 
Chelonne Nymph 
Hera and Zeus. The Gods condemned her to eternal silence because of her insulting words to the Gods..
I found that Chelone was a nymph or even a mortal woman who was changed into a tortoise by the Gods - two imparticallar Zeus and Hera. She was turned into the tortoise as a symbol of silence. As it is said in
Ancient times. The reason for her silence in the form of the tortoise by the Gods Zeus and Hera is 'For
his wedding with Juno (Hera), Jupiter (Zeus) order Mercurius (Hermes) to invite all the Gods,
the men and the animals to their wedding. Everyone invited by Mercurius (Hermes) came, except for
One - Chelone the Nymph who did not deign to be there, but mocked the wedding. When Mercurius
noticed her absence, he went back down to earth, threw her into the river the house of Chelone, where
she was standing over and changed the the Beautiful Nymph into an animal that would bear her name.
Chelone is said to mean Tortoise in Latin.
Klymene was one of the three thousand goddess Nymphs who  presided over the sources of  earth's fresh
Clymene of the Clouds Nymphs
water, that could range from rainclouds to the subterranean springs and fountains. The numbers of these
water Nymphs include the Nephelai -(Cloud-Nymphs), Aurai - (Breeze-Nymphs), Naiades (Spring and
Fountain Nymphs), Leimonides (Pasture Nymphs), and the Anthousai (Flower Nymphs). These 3000
Nymphs were all the daughters of the great, earth-encircling of fresh water stream. And Okeanos and
his wife Tethys were the parents of all these beautiful daughters. Among the oldest of
nymphs were a number of them called the Titanides - Styx, Dione, Neda, Metis, Klymene, Eurynome,
Doris, Elektra and Pleione. These older sisters were the heavenly Goddess/Nymphs of the clouds. It is said that
these Nymphs were good spirits and were ephemeral in
nature much like the dark children of Nyx (Night)0((, the
Spirits of Harm (daimones kakoi).  Another group of these
Heavenly Goddess/Nymphs of Okeanides were attendants
of the Olympian Goddesses. Klymene/Clymene was the
Handmaiden of Hera. As her sisters Peitho was that of Handmaiden of Aphrodite. Klymeme was also known as the Titan goddess of renown,fame and infamy, She was one of the eldest of the Okeanides, an wife of the
Titan Iapetos. Also the mother of the Titan's Prometheus and Atlas and the ancestors of all mankind. Like
the Titan -wives she was probably an earth-goddess, her name bringing to mind 'Klymenos ' a common euphemistic title of the God Haides.
Clytie was a water nymph, daughter of the Ocenus and Tethys in the Greek Gods. Who was infatuated with
Clytie Nymph of Sunflower
Helios, the God of the Sun. She would watch him as he traveled on his daily course throughout the skies day after day. However, Helios had eyes for all the ladies, not just for one! Yes the Sun God Helios had a rolling eye and had fallen for a women by the name of Leucothoe. Now of course this affair between Helios and Leucothoe just drove the Nymph Clytie almost mad with Jealousy. She herself so much want the God for herself. So Clytie devised a plan.
She decide to betrayed the relationship she had with
Leucothoe's father, Orchamus. Orchamus was the King of
Babylon and was not too pleased with her daughters
situation. So after Clytie had told the King Leucothoe that
his daughter was dating if you could call it that in the ancient
Greek times, her father decided to punish his daughter by
burying her alive in the sand dune of the Earth.Since The God Helios had defiled the King Leucothea. - These ancient Greeks sometimes I wondered where their head are! their crazy it seems sometimes in the logic they do as punishment? Hummm. Anyway back too the story.. Well, If you think this
helped Clytie chances to win Helios heart you are sorely mistaken. In fact, he continued to ignore her even more and his heart toward her was even harder. Even after having a friend put to death, she
started to wast away, suffering from unrequited love. She stripped off all her clothes in some versions and sat naked with no/ food or drink for nine days, did nothing but watch the God day in and out.
Transforming into a
Sunflower Clytie -water nymph
It is said that the Nymph eventually changed into a sunflower. Clytie persisted into gazing toward to
object of her desire and she was transformed to a different form a sunflower. This is said to be her
Metamorphoses for her love for the Sun God Helios.
In my readings I did find one other versions that Clytie water-nymph did love another just before the
God of the Sun Helios and that love was Apollo, but just like with the God of the Sun Helios
he didn't return the love. Till the last day she transformed they say, her limbs rooted in the ground,
her face became a sunflower which turns on its stem so as aways to face the sun throughout its
daily course; for it retains to that extent the feeling of the nymph from whom it sprang.
Daphne well this beauty I do remember in the Greek mythology...
Daphne the Fresh water Nymph
As I remember, Daphne is the daughter of the River God, Peneus and at the time of the Great Gods
and Goddesses she was a lovely Naiad Nymph - a free spirited who presided over all the bodies of fresh
running waters - brooks, streams, wells, fountains, springs and anything of that type of form. Their Greek
Gods would have viewed her as a minor nature deity, but as nymphs were often depicted as beautiful
young women in the day of the ancient Greeks who loved to dance, sing and be free in nature. This is why
the gods found them so attractive and set them so apart from their Goddess Beauties. Mostly because of the
as they would the Gods would say- the many restrictions of having a decorative Goddess wife and what their mortal people would say. This is why the nature nymphs were so very attractive to so many men and Gods at the time of the Gods and Goddess of the Olympians.  As a nymph, Daphne, was what you could call a typical bound nymph that was bound to a particular place – a stream, river, fountains marsh or pond. And it’s possible that she would have lived out her days in such a place. As a nymph, she is considered to be ageless. She would stay forever beautiful and young, and may never die. But that does not necessarily make her, or any nymph, immortal. They are not truly impervious. But if a nymph were to mate with a god, their offspring could be fully immortal.
Daphne & Apollo
Daphne would never have children to test that theory. Daphne was beloved by Apollo, like many other nymphs in mythology. As usual when the gods are in love there was trouble crazy Trouble!!!. Due to some insulting remarks Apollo had made about Eros, the God of Love had shot Apollo with a golden arrow that caused him to fall in love with Daphne. However, Eros shot Daphne with an arrow made of lead so she could never fall in love anyone. Apollo also had a rival for Daphne by the name of  Leucippus.
Apollo, being the god of prophecy, discovered a secret about Leucippus. In order to be near Daphne, he had disguised himself as a girl and joined her troop of nymphs. Apollo cleverly revealed Leucippus' secret by suggesting to the nymphs that they bathe naked. When the nymphs discovered that Leucippus was a man they tore him to pieces. The nymphs in mythology are often short tempered.
One day Apollo spoke to her directly about his love but before he could finish Daphne ran away. The sight of her fleeing through the woods was so charming the god could no longer resist and began to chase her.Apollo could chase Daphne to the ends of the nine realms, Daphne would never return his love. Seeing that the god would eventually catch her, Daphne prayed to Mother Earth who snatched her away in the nick of time. To fool Apollo Mother Earth left in her place a laurel tree. Thinking that Daphne had been transformed into the tree Apollo took the tree as his own symbol. He made a crown of laurel leaves for himself, which was used as the crown of victory up till Roman times.
Daphne, meanwhile, was taken to Crete were she became known as Pasiphae. There she married King Minos and gave birth to the minotaur. Well it seems to me that the Gods need to learn the word NO!
 Echo is probably the most famous of all the nymphs of her time in Ancient Greece. Her name and her
Echo the Mountain Nymph
voice live on to this day. This is how the story goes; Echo who was an Oreade Nymph which really means a
mountain nymph. Echo got her name by the fact that she loved listening to her own voice, consorting with other beautiful mountain nymphs and visited them on Earth quite often. How Echo got her name was: She
would distract and amuse Zeus' wife, Hera with long and entertaining stories while Zeus took advantage of the moment to ravish the other Mountains Nymphs in their very own private bedroom. Sadly when Hera
discovers the trickery of Zeus, she was so annoyed she punishes the talkative Echo Nymph by taking away
her voice, except in foolish repetition of another shouted words. Thus, all that Echo could do was
repeat the voice of another - not her own voice as punishment for being part of Zeus infidelity with the
mountain nymphs. But there is more to the story! Echo falls in love with a vain youth by the name of
Narcissus, who was the son of the Nymph Liriope of Thespiae, the River God Cephissus. This is the very
same River God that had once encircled Liriope with the windings of his streams which had trapped her,
which in turn seducing the nymph Liriope. Having a son with the River God Cephissus, the nymph Liriope
Hera Goddess
was concerned about her infant's son future so she consulted the seer Teiresias. So Liriope asked the seer
Teiresias if her son would live to see the old age of senescence, to which the seer replied
"If he does not know himself''. So one day when Narcissus was out hunting stags, Echo stealthily followed
the very handsome youth through the thick woods longing to address him but unable to speak... remember
what Hera had cursed onto her... Sadly  the beauty Mountain nymph could only repeat anything someone
would say, so she was unable to speak first on her feelings for the handsome Narcissus the Greek God, son of a god and a Nymph. So when Narcissus finally heard footsteps he shouted out! "Who's there?"
But as Echo could not respond with an answer, the God
Narcissus looked about and seeing no one
Echo Nymph listening
for Zeus and her friend nymphs
asked, "Why do you run from me?" Of course all Echo can do is just turn and repeat what the young
Narcissus says. Finally Narcissus speaks out to the woman's voice, "Lets us meet together." Then of course Echo, never being as eager as ever to reply to anyone in her life as this handsome God Narcissus, repeats again what he says, "Lets meet." Then to emphasize her words, Echo exits the woods in order to wrap her
hands around the God Narcissus in longing. Sadly Narcissus runs away from Echo's embrace and says
to the Mountain Nymph while still running away, 'May I die before what's mine is yours.' Of course again
the beautiful nymph Echo because of the curse from Hera can only repeat words of others not of her own,
say to her love of her life, " what's mine is yours.' So the poor Echo is then heartbroken by Narcissus and
she spends the rest of her life which is in ancient times eternally in lonely glens pining away for the love she
never knew, she then wet to her father Hermes. It is said that Echo's  ending days on earth were lonely and
she was very sad disappointed and felt scorned about love. Yet there are many different version of the
Nymph Echo days ends. Some say Echos cried until only her voice and her bones remain, then turned to stone / others say Echo roamed forever to haunt the earth.
I did find that the most popular version of Echo the Mountain Nymph and the God Narcissus is when
the story depicts that Narcissus later came to a still pool and caught sight of his own reflection. Narcissus
became so enamoured with his own beauty and didn't realized that he was looking at himself.
Any words of love he would mutter to his reflection Echo world repeat around him. From then he either
withered until he became a narcissus, still bending over to look at himself or he realised that he loved his
very own image which resulted in Narcissus killing himself out of despair with his own hunting knife.
Now Echo was a beautiful Mountain nymph who loved music and could sing and play many instruments
too. She lived in the woods and forests and denied the love of any man or god. Yet it seems that Pan,
a Lecherous God had fell in love with Echo for she ran away from them all. Pan became so angry when she
refused him he created such a 'panic' causing a group of shepherds to kill Echo. Echo was torn to pieces
and spread all over the Earth. The goddess of the Earth Gaea received the pieces of Echo whose voice
remains repeating the last words of others.... In some versions Echo and Pan had two children Iamb and Lynx. Its just what you what to believe...
Scylla the sea Nymph 
The beautiful sea nymph Scylla was a nymph, daughter of Phorcys. The fisherman-turned-sea-god Glaucus fell madly in love with the beautiful sea nymph Scylla, but she fled from him onto the land where he could not follow. Despair filled his heart. He went to the sorceress Circe to ask for a love potion to melt the beautiful  Sea  Nymph  Scylla's heart. When the fisherman-turned-sea-God Glaucus told his tale of love to the Sorceress Circe, she herself fell in love with the Sea God Glaucus. The Sorceress Circe wooed the  Sea God Glaucus with her sweetest words and looks, but the sea-god Glaucus would have none of the Sorceress [Sounds like another sad story I just told between an sea nymph and the Cyclops the giant Eh!] Back to the tale. Of course the Sorceress Circe was furiously angry, but with the beautiful Sea Nymph Scylla and not with the Sea-God Glaucus. You see in those twisted greek times they seem to always blame the innocent of the problems, and with the Sorceress Circe, felt that the beauty Scylla was the one to blame for the Sea-God not loving her! Crazy but true. So the Sorceress Circe, prepared a vial of an very powerful poison and poured it into the pool where Scylla bathed. As soon as the Sea nymph entered the water she was transformed into a frightful monster with twelve feet and six heads, each with three rows of teeth. Below the waist her body was made up of hideous monsters, like dogs, who barked unceasingly. She stood there in utter misery, unable to move, loathing and destroying everything that
Turned into the Monster
came into her reach.Even when the sailors who passed near her, she would uncontrolably seize each one of
their head and eat them whole.
The Beautiful Sea Nymph Scylla
and the Sea-God Glaucus
The poor Sea Nymph Scylla was in despair at her new form and what she was doing. And the Sea-God Glaucus, who she had rejected, was in his own despair decieded to consult the enchantress Circe once again. Not knowning what she had done to his beloved  Sea Nymph Scylla. So when the Enchantress Circe replied to the Sea-God Glaucus I would image he was quite suprised, ' if she scorns you scorn her: meet one who is ready to meet you half way, and thus make a due return to both at once.'
To these words the Sea-God Glaucus replied, to the Enchantress Circe '
Soon ready to meet you half way,
and thus make a due return to both at once.' Er shall trees grow at the bottom of the ocean, and sea-weed on the top of mountain than I will cease to love sclla and her alone.' Well you can only guess what the
enchantress Circe said from that. She was very indignant, but she could not punish her beloved Glaucus, neither did she wish to do so, for she liked or loved him so much; So the I mush say at this point the evil
Enchantress Circe turned all her wrath againist her rival the poor Sea Nymph Scylla. At this point Circe took all the plants of poisonous powers and mixed them together, with incarnations and charms. After she did this, she passed them through the crowd of gambolling beasts, the victims of Circe art and proceeded to the coast of Sicily where Scylla the now monster sea nymph lived. Well it gets really bad now! There was a little bay on that shore to which the Sea Nymph Scylla used to resort in the heat of the day, to breathe the air of the sea, and to bathe in its waters. Here the evil enchantress Circe poured her poisonous mixture once again and muttered over it with incantations of mighty powers. Out Scylla came as usual and plunged into the water up to her waist. What was her horror to perceive was a brood of serpents and barking monsters surrounding her! she tried to run form them once again. Diving them away, but as she ran she carried them with her and whend she tried to touch her limbs she found her hands touch only the yawning jaws of monsters.
Poor Scylla remained rooted to the spot that once was her most favorite place in the world the coast line of
Sicily, a most beautiful place. Now the sea nymph Scylla temper grew as ugly as her form since she could not move and she wasn't the beauty she was anymore. After a while she took pleasure in devouring helpess
sea mariners who came within her reach. Finally she was turned into a rock and as such still continues to her
terror to any mariners of folks that go near that part of the Sicily coastline. One day The Sea-God Glaucus
was in his form as a fisherman just finishing a long day at the shore of Sicily shoreline. He place all his fish on
the grass in a meadow when the stangest thing began to happen, all the fish began jumping and moving
toward the sea. Glaucus was amazed so he picked up grass from the meadow and ate it. the grass made him
want to go into the sea. He dove in and was greeted kindly by the sea creatures. Glaucus was turned into
a God with green hair and a mermaid body.  One day in his travels throughthe sea, Glaucus saw a beautiful maiden, Scylla on the shore and fell in love with her. He approached her trying to profess his love, but
Scylla chrieked at the sight of him. Glaucus heart was broken, but he did not lose hope. Again once more
the man went to Circe for help, but Circe fell in love with him. She agreed to help him. but she was lying.
Whe she went to Scylla instead of making her fall in love with Glaucus, Circe turned into a beast.. and other version...

Galateia was another of the Nereid's, the fifty goddess-nymphs of the sea. Galateia name means 'the
Galateia Sea Nymph
And Cyclops 
Goddess of Calm Seas'. Galateia tale starts with the beautiful Nereides sea nymph visiting the coastline of
Sicily quite frequently. During these many visits is when she attracted the attention of the Cyclops Polyphemos. The giant Cyclops Polyphemos would woo the Sea Nymph Galateia with his tunes from his
rustic pipes and offerings of cheese, milk and wild fruits. However the beautiful Galateia had her eyes on
another. And disregarded the Cyclops Polyphemos advances with his music and gifts and consorted instead with the handsome Sicillian young youth Akis. When Cyclops - Polyphemos had learned of this love affair,
he fell into a jealous rage and crushed the poor boy beneath a rock. Galateia was grief-stricken by the this
act of vile act and transformed her once lover into a stream. There are many different version of the tale' of
Galateia the Sea nymph and the Cyclops Polyphemus so I thought I would try to add a few of them for you
my dear friends and followers.. In this tale it starts with the Cyclops as the giant with the one eye in the middle of his forehead. He is said to have a very rough personality, dirt, messy hair and a very bad disposition too. And he wasn't the most handsome of giants of the time of the Titian's either. On the island that the Cyclops lived he had kept many sheep and he ate the
sheep and the herd men who tend the sheep or anyone who happen to land on his island. Until on day when
he spotted the lovely Galateia Sea nymph come to call. With her he fell deeply in love with her which is a big
thing for a giant. And Galateia happened to be one of the most beautiful of all in Mythology too.
Cyclopy trying to woo the beauty
Galatea Sea Nymph
It seems that after seeing this beauty the cyclops had changed his ways or he at least tried for a period of time until Galateia had eyes for another man... But until that time the Titan Giant Cyclops actually cleaned up his act. Well as best as a human eating giant can do. And this was huge for the blood-thirsty giant that he was before. How he seemed more helpful at times and even gracious too.  But sadly this would be all for nothing on the part of the poor Giant. Because what ever he did to woo the beauty Galateia it didn't work. This is because she was in love with Acis, a Naiad. So one day while Galatea and Acis were together they heard
the Giant Cyclops Polyphemus singing. He was over a mile away from them but Galatea could hear him plainly as if he was just two feet away.  Cyclops was singing about his love for her, how beautiful she was and how cruel she was to reject him. He spent some time singing about what he would do to Acis if he
ever caught the two and how Galatea would then fall in love with him afterwards. In this dejected moon,
Cyclops wandered around his island until by luck he happended to see Galatea and Acis together..
Cyclops finding the two
lovers Galatea and Acis 
Frightend Galatea jumps into the sea where its was safe, but Acis could not enter the salt water and began to
run. Polyphemus Cyclops chased him and did finally grabbed up the top of a mountain and threw it at him. For the most part he missed, but enough of the mountain he had grab still landed on Acis and crushed him to death. Of course Galatea saw the whole thing for the ocean below and could help Acis. Nymphs in
Mythology wre minor Gods, and Galatea used her magic to call on Acis' Grandfather - the River God to send Acis his powers. Soon the Blood that came from under the mound of dirt changed from red to clear. It began to gushe and became a river and a new Acis rose from it . True to his heritage, he was now a River God and the river still bears his name to this day in the area. As for the Romance between Galatea and Acis that was the end of that , because Acis was a fresh water river and she was a sea nymph. All the Nereids were salt-water in the Greek mythology. The Naiads were fresh water, usually associated with ponds, rivers lakes and fountains. And Acis was a Naiads..

The Cyclops' love song [I]
They say that when Love gets hold of anybody, he or she becomes instantly a poet or a musician, and so this Cyclops too took his pipe with a hundred reeds, and went on playing and singing his praises to the beautiful Galatea , saying that she was whiter than snow, more blooming than the meadows, more sparkling than crystal, smoother than shells worn by the waves, more nimble than the gazelle, sweeter than ripened grapes, and many other things that could have been the envy of such a poet like Publius Ovidius Naso, had he not been able himself to do much better than Polyphemus  and all the Cyclopes taken together.

The Cyclops' love song [II] 

But as Galatea did not love Polyphemus, but instead preferred to rest in the arms of Acis, the son of Faunus and a Symaethian Nymph, the Cyclops sang a second part, achieving in his art a remarkable contrast. For he sang that this same Galatea  was more obstinate than a heifer, harder than an oak, falser than water, more immovable than rocks, vainer than a peacock, more cruel than fire, sharper than thorns, deafer than the sea, more pitiless than a snake, and other things that just accomplished poets or Cyclopes in love can put together.
The Cyclops' seductive resources[III] 

It was bitter for the Cyclops to perceive how reciprocity failed; for it was unbelievable for him not to be loved back, himself loving so much as he did. He thought, and this is not a Cyclopean thought only, that it must be some kind of misunderstanding behind this unhappy circumstance, and so he came to the conclusion known as "she-does-not-know-me-well-enough". For if she did, he reasoned, she could not help but love him and feel regret for having tried to avoid him. And besides his love he counted many things to offer her, such as: a whole mountain-side that he owned, several caves, apple trees, grapes, chestnuts, strawberry fields, countless flocks, and many other things that a poet does not need to imagine, for they are everywhere for all to see and for a few to own. 
The Killing of Acis[IV]
After giving a detailed account of his riches, the Cyclops proceeded to praise his own looks, proud as he was of his size and strength, and then he found it fit to resort to pedigree, reminding the nereid that his father was king over the waters of the sea, where she, as a matter of fact, happened to have her own abode. Despite all his efforts, Polyphemus 2 could not win the nereid's love; for she cared nothing for his genealogical tree, his riches, and even less for his looks. Instead she loved Acis. But one day, the savage spied them and, hurling a rock at the nereid's lover, buried him under it, while Galatea  fled in panic, and dived into the sea. 
In the Cyclops' cave[V] 
The next day, Odysseus  went with his own ship and crew to explore the territory, and when he came to a certain place, he left the ship, selected twelve men in the company, and advanced with them, leaving the others behind. It was with these men that  Odysseus came to the cave of Polyphemus the Cyclops, when  was out tending his sheep, and there they awaited his return, hoping to meet a friendly host. When the Cyclops arrived, he drove his sheep into the cave and sat down to milk the ewes and goats.
Short conversation[VI] 
His work done, the Cyclops lit up the fire and, having discovered the strangers, began asking, with his booming voice, such questions as are customary in this kind of situation, such as who they were and where they came from.Odysseus  answered him according to truth, hoping to be backed by the fame  that derived from having belonged to Agamemnon's

 army, which had just destroyed Troy . He ended his speech by calling upon Zeus,  who avenges the suppliant and the guest and protects the traveller. However, Odysseus'  words did not make the slightest impression on the mind or heart of the Cyclops. For he did not care a whit for Zeus,and even less for the prowesses of King Agamemnon and his men.
Two Achaeans devoured[VII] 
So without further ado, he seized a couple of these brave Achaeans that had been in foreign lands sacking cities, and having dashed their heads against the floor, tore them limb by limb and devoured them, washing the meal down with milk. And being satisfied with such a banquet, he stretched himself out for sleep; for there was no need for such a powerful giant to care about the minute creatures that he intended to eat during his next meal.Odysseus and his friends deemed first that the moment had come to plunge a sword into the Cyclops' chest, but on second thoughts they realised that it would be impossible for them to push aside the huge rock that covered the entrance of the cave.

I put the link to these 7 paragrahs of the tales of the Cyclops lasts days because I thought you all might find it interesting.. the link where  found these is below...
Well I hope that you all will Enjoy my post Stories of the Nymphs'

I still have a few that I was going to add but I think I'll do 
those another time and post this for you all. 
Love you all and Happy Reading 
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