Into my eye

The first sentence of the chapter called Cyclops comically identifies the unnamed narrator as a member of that tribe of murderous giants by having him say that "a bloody sweep came along and he near drove his gear into my eye." In the Odyssey, Odysseus and his men disable the Cyclops Polyphemus by waiting for him to fall asleep and then heating a sharpened log in a fire and driving it into his single eye. This Homeric analogue recurs several times within the cavelike confines of Barney Kiernan's.

JH 2014

Odysseus and his men blinding Polyphemos, on a proto-attic amphora, ca. 650 BC, held in the museum of Eleusis. Source: www.hellenicaworld.com.