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In Greek mythology, Thoosa (/θˈsə/, Greek: Θόωσα, romanizedThóōsa), also spelled Thoösa, was, according to Homer, the sea nymph daughter of the primordial sea god Phorcys, and the mother, by Poseidon, of the Cyclops Polyphemus.[1]


  1. ^ Homer, Odyssey, 1.70–73. Heubeck, Hainsworth and West, p. 69 on line 71-3, notes that "Thoosa seems to be an ad hoc invention, her name recalling the swift movement of the waves".


  • Heubeck, Alfred, J. B. Hainsworth, Stephanie West, A Commentary on Homer's Odyssey: Volume I: Introduction and Books I–VIII, Oxford University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-19-814747-3.
  • Homer, The Odyssey with an English Translation by A.T. Murray, PH.D. in two volumes. Cambridge, Massachusetts., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1919. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library.