Piazza Armerina: This country house estate is decorated with an immense number of beautiful floor mosaics which depict a plethora of scenes from the ancient world. Here is depicted the story of Odysseus and the cyclops Polyphemus from the Odyssey. This scene has special significance to Sicily as the island was the proposed site of this encounter. In the mosaic Odysseus is shown on the left offering wine to the cyclops, who is depicted here with three eyes instead of one. The artist also made special note to include the herd of the cyclops which Odysseus and his men eventually used to escape the cave. This mosaic likely was used as a display of both the wealth and knowledge of Homeric stories of the owner of the house.