Visting Mount Etna was an amazing experience despite the high speed gusts of wind. Mount Etna is the home to several classical myths. One of the more famous stories that I have studied in previous courses is Odysseus’ encounter with the Cyclops, Polyphemus. This story is told in Book IX of the Odyssey and reappears in Virgil’s book III of the Aeneid. Although Homer doesn’t locate this meeting exactly, Europedes and Virgil situate the home of the Cyclops on the slopes of mount Etna. Many researchers and scholars have analyzed these texts and the mentions of the volcano and compared them with Mount Etna’s behavior, concluding that there is a strong connection between the Polyphemus story and the volcanic eruptions on the island. All the details from the Polyphemus myth most likely came from precise observations of past volcanic eruptions on Mount Etna.