~~About 2 km away from Acicastello you can admire the island Lachea and the Faraglioni of Acitrezza, picturesque islets known as "Islands of the Cyclops” because they represent boulders hurled by Polyphemus against Ulysses' ship. The hero of the Odyssey had in fact been locked up with his comrades in the cave where the Cyclops Polyphemus lived, son of Poseidon (god of the sea). With a ruse, however, 'Odysseus blinded him and he managed to escape. Then the Cyclops, hurt and angry, went out of the cave and threw the huge blocks of lava rock into the sea in an attempt to hit the Greek ship that took to sea. But in reality the island Lachea and the Faraglioni of Acitrezza, are only the result of massive volcanic episodes occurred several hundred thousand years ago during the early evolution of Mount Etna.