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Cyclops

(sī`klŏps), plural Cyclopes (sīklō`pēz), in Greek mythology, immense one-eyed beings. They appear in at least two distinct traditions. According to Hesiod the Cyclopes were smiths, the sons of Uranus and Gaea. They were imprisoned in Tartarus by their father and again by their brother Kronos. In return for their freedom they gave Zeus the thunderbolt that aided him in overthrowing Kronos. In Homer the Cyclopes are a lawless, barbarous, and pastoral people, one of whom (PolyphemusPolyphemus
, in Greek mythology, a Cyclops. He was a shepherd and the son of Poseidon. In the Odyssey, Polyphemus imprisoned Odysseus and his men in his cave. They gave him wine and then, when he was drunk, they blinded him and escaped, hiding under Polyphemus' sheep as
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) Odysseus encounters in his wanderings.

Cyclops

Classical myth one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of the forehead, encountered by Odysseus in the Odyssey
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Steve Wreford, of Cyclops, says: "Clarification of the changes in the law for drivers will unlock significant demand from consumers who have been unsure of the legality of the different systems on the market.
Cyclops managing director Steve Wreford says: 'The fear is that as the number of penalised motorists rises, along with the number of cameras, a culture of nondeclaration will emerge as premiums begin to soar.
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In spite of the increases around the country,according to Cyclops you are still most likely to be caught speeding on camera in the south east.
The new deal will see the market leading Cyclops system being sold across Peugeot s entire car and LCV model range.
For the French marque have now added the latest Cyclops GPS Driver Safety System to their approved accessory list.