Cyclops
Contest Directions: Scientists suggest that one of the possible origins of the Cyclops legend is connected to people finding the skulls of the extinct dwarf elephants. Their skulls are twice the size of human skulls, and have a large (nasal) cavity in the middle, which looked like a single eye-socket cavity.
Turn any animal or human into a cyclops (one-eyed creature) any way you wish. Some examples are: show cyclops in the movies and paintings, etc.
56 pictures
  • Frog Cyclops

    Frog Cyclops
  • King Kong Cyclops

    King Kong Cyclops
  • Cyclops Toys in Toy Story

    Cyclops Toys in Toy Story
  • Tom Cruise Cyclops

    Tom Cruise Cyclops
  • Smiling Cyclops

    Smiling Cyclops
  • Tiger Cyclops

    Tiger Cyclops
  • Mr. Bean Cyclops

    Mr. Bean Cyclops
  • Lion Cyclops

    Lion Cyclops
  • Freaky Cyclops Man

    Freaky Cyclops Man
  • Angelina Jolie Cyclops

    Angelina Jolie Cyclops
  • Cat Cyclops

    Cat Cyclops
  • Shrek Cyclops

    Shrek Cyclops
  • Girl and Dog Cyclops

    Girl and Dog Cyclops
  • Gollum Cyclops

    Gollum Cyclops
  • Nicole Kidman Cyclops

    Nicole Kidman Cyclops
  • Bassett Hound Cyclops

    Bassett Hound Cyclops
  • Puss in Boots Cyclops

    Puss in Boots Cyclops
  • Owl Cyclops

    Owl Cyclops
  • Mount Rushmore Cyclops

    Mount Rushmore Cyclops
  • Mother & Child Cyclops

    Mother & Child Cyclops
  • Green Cyclops Monster

    Green Cyclops Monster
  • Cyclops Teletubbies

    Cyclops Teletubbies
  • Cyclops Angelina Jolie

    Cyclops Angelina Jolie
  • Marcia Cross Cyclops

    Marcia Cross Cyclops
  • The Simpsons Cyclops

    The Simpsons Cyclops
  • Hairy Cyclops Monsters

    Hairy Cyclops Monsters
  • Girl Cyclops Painting

    Girl Cyclops Painting
  • Daniel Radcliffe Cyclops

    Daniel Radcliffe Cyclops
  • Jessica Alba Cyclops

    Jessica Alba Cyclops
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones Cyclops

    Catherine Zeta-Jones Cyclops
  • Marlene Dietrich Cyclops

    Marlene Dietrich Cyclops
  • Mona Lisa Cyclops

    Mona Lisa Cyclops
  • American Gothic Cyclops

    American Gothic Cyclops
  • Cyclops Baby

    Cyclops Baby
  • Clown Cyclops

    Clown Cyclops
  • Demi Moore Cyclops

    Demi Moore Cyclops
  • Katie Holmes Cyclops

    Katie Holmes Cyclops
  • Crab Cyclops

    Crab Cyclops
  • Sir Elton John Cyclops

    Sir Elton John Cyclops
  • Roy Orbison Cyclops

    Roy Orbison Cyclops
  • Martin Short Cyclops

    Martin Short Cyclops
  • Zhang Ziyi Cyclops

    Zhang Ziyi Cyclops
  • Jared Leto Cyclops

    Jared Leto Cyclops
  • Cyclops Baby

    Cyclops Baby
  • Frog Cyclops

    Frog Cyclops
  • Gollum Cyclops

    Gollum Cyclops
  • Christ Cyclops

    Christ Cyclops
  • O J Simpson Cyclops

    O J Simpson Cyclops
  • Cyclops Portrait

    Cyclops Portrait
  • Cyclops Worm

    Cyclops Worm
  • Northern Pike Cyclops

    Northern Pike Cyclops
  • Kangaroo Cyclops

    Kangaroo Cyclops
  • Hillary Clinton Cyclops

    Hillary Clinton Cyclops
  • Cyclops Pirate Flag

    Cyclops Pirate Flag
  • George Bush Cyclops

    George Bush Cyclops
  • Cyclops Earth

    Cyclops Earth
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Cyclops are the three sons of Uranus and Gaia - giants with a single eye in the middle of the forehead (name means round-eyed) are strong and wild. Their names: Brontes ("thunderer"), Steropes ("flasher"), and Arges ("brightener") denote the connection with elemental forces of the nature. Cyclops belong to most ancient generation of gods: they were thrown by Uranus into Tartarus, but Zeus freed them and took advantage of their power, strength and skills in war against Titans, and Cyclops provided Zeus with thunderbolts, lightening and brightness. Possessing such formidable weapon gave Zeus permanent epithet- the Thunder-bearer. Zeus armed with thunderbolts, Poseidon with a trident and Hades with a helmet from Cyclops, defeated Titans. By drawing lots, they became rulers of the world. Apollo killed Cyclops in revenge of their help in forging a thunderbolt for Zeus to strike Asclepius (god of doctors, son of Apollo). For this, he was sent by his father as a herdsman to the king Admetus of Thessaly, where Asclepius multiplied herds, together with Heracles saved life of Alcestis, king’s wife. Vergil’s Cyclops were adjutants of Hephaestus and were supposedly dwelling in lower depths of Mt Aetna where they forged, chariot of Mars, aegis of Pallas and armor of Oeneus. Homer's Cyclops are proud, wicked and not so strong minded and folk. They live in deep caves of Sicily and neither know laws nor sow, have no profession, eating only whatsoever earth gives them. The one wealth they have is – cattle. In a famous episode of Homer's Odyssey, the hero Odysseus, blinds the Cyclops Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon and a Nymph (Thoosa), daughter of sea god Phorcys. Terrible and bloodthirsty giant with one eye - Polyphemus-herdsman lives in a cave. Here, he has a fire place, milks goats, makes cheese and eats raw meat. IXth chant in Homer’s Odyssey dedicated to adventures of Odyssey in Polyphemus’s cave. While in inebrated condition, cyclops was blinded by Odyssey and escapes his companion’s fate of eaten by cyclops. When blinded by spit from fire, Polyphemus shouted in pain to the other Cyclops on the island that "Nobody" was trying to kill him. So no one came to his rescue. As Odysseus sailed away from the island, he shouted to Polyphemus that it was Odysseus who had blinded him. Cyclops remembered oracle’s prediction and enraged by this and threw huge boulders at the ship. In Hellenistic literature Theocritus, Polyphemus is depicted in amusing way. Here, he is a peaceful herdsman. Maidens laugh at his ugliness, in vain he was romance with Galatea, the nymph and he feels sad about unachievable love. Ovid narrates myth about unhappy love of Polyphemus to Galatea and his terrible revenge meted out to her beloved, Acis.

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  • Started: 12/4/2007 06:00
  • Ended: 12/6/2007 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 56
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
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