Physical Description & AttributesEdit
The cyclops is a large humanoid monster with a single eye in
the middle of its forehead. It wears ragged clothing and has a green tint to its skin. It most likely uses its size and strength to kill its victims (although a few depictions of cyclops in popular culture have them channel magic through their eye as well).
In Greco-Roman mythology, the Cyclops/Cyclopes were a primordial race of giants, sons of the gods, Uranus and Gaea, each with a single eye in the middle of his forehead. The name is widely thought to mean "circle-eyed." Uranus exiled them to the underworld because of their appearance, but they were freed by Zeus to help him conquer Mount Olympus.
Various ancient Greek and Roman authors wrote about the Cyclopes. Hesiod described them as three sons of Poseidon who lived on the island of Sicily. One of the Cyclopes, Polyphemus, was blinded by the hero Odysseus during his wanderings after the Trojan War.
There have been a few horror films to star a Cyclops as the killer monster such as "The Cyclops" (1957), The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) and "Cyclops" (2008). They were also a recurring alien race in the first season of the 60s TV series, "Lost In Space." Cyclopses were also in the The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.