For those not up on their Greek mythology, Polyphemus is quite possibly the most famous cyclops ever. The son of Poseidon and the nymph Thoosa, Polyphemus plays a significant role in the myth of Odysseus when he captures the returning sailors and begins eating them, two at a time, until the Greeks manage to get him drunk and blind him with a sharpened branch to enable their escape. Polyphemus would later pray to his father for vengeance, causing further problems on the voyage.
Sony Santa Monica has played with the mythos a bit, making Polyphemus into a full-on Titan (still the son of Poseidon; try not to think about it) and Izzy -- also responsible for the gory "Elephantaur" -- goes futher into the inspiration and approach to making this massive bad guy.
Make sure to read through to the end for a nauseatingly graphic description of how Kratos himself would deal with this one-eyed monstrosity. Eugh.
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