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Cyclops

Cyclops (sīˈklŏps), plural Cyclopes (sīklōˈpēz), 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 (Polyphemus) Odysseus encounters in his wanderings.
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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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