He is considered one of the strongest men of antiquity, like Hercules.
Polydamas is said to have caught a bull by its paw or to have blocked a cart on a downhill. Totally naked, he even succeeded in defeating three heavily armed men.
Even his death is shrouded in myth. He was said to have sacrificed himself in preventing a cave's vault from collapsing thus succeeding in saving all his companions and letting them out.