In The Odyssey, Odysseus and his men find themselves in the land of the children of Poseidon, the Cyclopes (Cyclops). These giants, with one round eye in the center of their foreheads, consider humans food. After witnessing the dining habits of Polyphemus and his morning routines, Odysseus figures a way out of the cave prison for himself and his surviving followers. In order to escape, they need to make sure the Cyclops can't see them hidden under the bellies of the flock of sheep Polyphemus carefully tends. Odysseus jabs Polyphemus' eye with a sharp stick.