"In the next land we found were Cyclopes, giants, louts, without a law to bless them. (Homer 56-57)"
"As we rowed on, and nearer to the mainland, at one end of the bay, we say a cavern yawning above the water, screened with laurel, and many rams and goats about the place... (Homer 80-83)"
" 'We are from Troy, Achaeans, blown off course...' ...He answered this from his brute chest, unmoved...(Homer 163 &176-177)"
Odysseus and his men land on an island full of giants that were doing whatever they pleased. They did not use agriculture and each lived in their own mountain cave.
"Neither reply nor pity came from, but in one stride he clutched at my companions and caught two in his hands like squirming puppies to beat their brains out, spattering the floor. (Homer 191-194)"
The island was beautiful in it's own right and many goats and rams lived on its luscious fields.
"I took the woolliest ram, the choicest of the flock, and hung myself under his kinky belly, pulled up tight, with fingers twisted deep in sheepskin ringlets for an iron grip. (Homer 341-345)"
Odysseus tells Polyphemus that he is from troy and is a sailor off of his intended course. While he is saying this, Odysseus is unnerved and is not scared of the giant standing in front of him..
" 'O hear me, lord, blue girdler of the islands, if I am thine indeed, and thou art father: grant that Odysseus, raider of cities... Let him lose all companions, and return under strange sail to bitter days at home.' (Homer 443-445 and 450-451)"
Polyphemus takes two men from the ground and smashes them on the ground.
They escape from Polyphemus's cave via sheep and rams. Odysseus's men rush back to the ships to leave.
Polyphemus curses Odysseus to lose all of his men, go home under a ship not his, and go home to a sad life.