Features: Hairy giants with one large eye
Source: Greek Mythology
Habitat: Various regions of Greece and surrounding areas
These mythical monsters were enormous giants with just one large eyeball to see with. They were very hairy and didn’t care much for bathing so their heads and bodies were usually filled with insects and filth.
They were also known to carry a horrible stench wherever they were or wandered about.
They very much enjoyed feasting on raw flesh, including that of humans.
These monsters were said to reside below ground spending most of their time making huge tools and massive weapons.
The pounding of their humungous hammers was said to cause earthquakes up above. The heat from their furnaces would cause above ground volcanoes to erupt.
One famous Cyclops was named Polyphemus. He was the son of Poseidon, god of the sea. Hero Odysseus was able to escape Polyphemus’s capture by getting him drunk and then sticking a sharp spear into his eye.
This blinded the huge beast and Odysseus was able to escape unscathed.