The cyclops is a prominent character of ancient Greek mythology, and has even become a popular contemporary in movies and comic books.
There are various myths of the cyclops, all slightly different depending on source and culture.
But for our purposes, the cyclops was a member of a primordial race of giants, giants with a single eye in the middle of their forehead. In ancient Greek, the word “cyclops” literally means circle-eyed or round-eyed.
The cyclops were sons of the Greek god Poseidon and they’re described as herdsmen and blacksmiths, possessing brute strength and very angry dispositions. In some mythical accounts cyclops blacksmiths are responsible for forging Zeus’ thunderbolt, Poseidon’s trident, Apollo’s bow and arrow, and many other famous weapons of the gods.
In this video, you will discover the story behind Mr. Cyclops.