The giant one-eyed wonder, the Cyclops, was first mentioned in the Greek epic poem, The Odyssey.
A theory put forward by archeomythologists and medical archeologists demonstrated how the mythical Cyclops could have been factually conceived by the Greek poet Homer, as he created his epic story of men and gods.
A birth-defect called cyclopia is a real-world, rare congenital birth defect that occurs in approximately 1 in every 100,000 pregnancies.
Reports of a rare cyclopic birth somewhere in ancient Greece might have inspired Homer to envision his Cyclops.
In this video, presenter Frederick Tamagi explores the mystery of Cyclops.