These jagged rocks off the eastern coast of Sicily are the proposed rocks that Polyphemus threw at Odysseus on his escape from the cave of the Cyclops. After Odysseus tricked the Cyclops and blinded him, he yells back to boast about his accomplishment. The Cyclops then out of anger begins throwing rocks at Odysseus’ boat. None of the rocks hit the ship, and Odysseus sails away. However, the significance of this event lies in the Cyclops’ connection to Poseidon, who is the father of the Polyphemus. This leads to Poseidon’s hatred of Odysseus which extends the journey of Odysseus. This site is the proposed location of this event from the Odyssey.