Cyclops (from Greek "round-eyed") are Three single-eyed giants, sons of Gaia and Uranus.
Soon after their birth, Cyclops were cast by their father into Tartarus. When Zeus started war with Cronus for power, he, on advice of his mother Gaia, freed cyclops from Tartarus for helping Olympian gods in war against Titans. For Zeus, cyclops created brightness, thunderbolt and lightening which Zeus tossed at Titans. After Titanomachy (battle of titans), Cyclops continued serving Zeus by forging weapons for Thunder-bearer (as Zeus was called).
Cyclops were defeated by Apollo after Zeus struck his son Asclepius with a thunderbolt. Hephaestus replaced Cyclops in their smithery.
In Homer’s version of Odyssey, cyclops constituted entire nation. Among them, most fierce was Polyphemus, son of Poseidon.
1) Cyclops – As considered by commentators of Homer, mythical single eyed giants - cannibals who populated Sicily. They did not have much intellect and if one is caught by Cyclops for eating, the victim can simply cheat him and run away.
2) According to other legends, cyclops were also blacksmiths. But they were close to gods than to people: Uranus and Gaia gave birth to three cyclops. Fearing these single-eyed deformed giants Uranus tied them and cast into Tartarus. Zeus freed cyclops to use them in war against Cronus. cyclops forged thunderbolt for Zeus. Possessing such formidable weapon gave Zeus a permanent epithet- the Thunder-bearer. Zeus armed with thunderbolts, Poseidon with trident from cyclops and Pluto with a helmet, defeated Titans and became rulers of the world.
A year long debate has been raging over whether or not a one eyed and nose-less kitten actually existed or whether the creature was simply a hoax. In any event, it has been announced that the kitten is coming to a new museum of oddities in central New York. The founder of the museum, who believes in creationism, indicated that the kitten is meant to launch another debate about how science and religion can intersect. The Oregon woman who owned the kitted has sold the remains to John Adolfi after being turned down by Ripley's Believe if or Not! The owner, Traci Allen, like the religious bent John Adolfi because she did not want the kitten, named Cy, turned into a joke. Cy is short for Cyclops. She believed that John seems heartfelt and sincere. Adolfi would not reveal how much he paid for the kitten. Cy will be displayed in the Lost World Museum, which Adolfi hopes to open in Phoenix, New York, this fall. Other exhibits will include giant animals and eggs and other deformed critter remains, according to Adolfi.|