What is Cyclops?

What Does Cyclops Mean

The notion of cyclops comes from the Latin word cyclops , in turn derived from the Greek kýklōps . A giant that has a single eye , located in the middle of its forehead, is known as a cyclops .

Cyclops are creatures from Greco-Roman mythology . According to tradition , it was a race of huge humanoid beings whose main characteristic was to have one eye instead of two.
The characteristics of the Cyclops depend on each author. Different writers have placed them in different contexts and performing various tasks or actions .
According to Hesiod , the first generation of Cyclopes was born by the union of Gaia and Uranus . In this case, they were builders and craftsmen who had enormous strength and bad character.

The size of these first generation Cyclops was considerable. Over the years, people began to associate them with power and strength, and even their names were used to speak of high-quality weapons . The three most important were Arges, Steropes, and Brontes ; the former is also known as Pyracmon or Acmonides . Some sources indicate that they had children with the same characteristics, whose names were Elatreo, Halimedes, Traquio and Euríalo .
As Uranus was afraid of the strength of these Cyclops, she sentenced them to confinement in the dungeon called Tartarus , where the Titans were held captive. It was under the underworld, at a depth comparable to the distance between earth and heaven. Some time later, Cronos , who was also the son of Gaea and Uranus, managed to get the Cyclopes to escape and help him overthrow his father (whom they castrated), although he later locked them up again. Finally, it was Zeus who granted them freedom, in exchange for helping him defeat Cronos and the other titans.
In the Odyssey , Ulysses (also called Odysseus ) discovered the second generation of Cyclopes. These monsters were on a distant island . To Polyphemus , the cyclops son of Toosa and Poseidon , Ulysses took away his only eye to flee from him.
These Cyclops belonged to a primitive tribe . The island on which they were found is usually associated with the name of Hesperia . Mythology relates them to the Phaiakai , a Phoenician tribe, and the giants. It is said that its origin took place when the blood of Uranus was shed on earth. The aforementioned Polyphemus is the most relevant of the second generation. Also notable is the seer Telemo , son of Eurimo, who warned Polyphemus that a human named Odysseus would remove his eye.

A Marvel Comics character , on the other hand, is called Cyclops , being one of the mutants that is part of the X-Men . Name Scott Summers , his super power is launching rays by the eyes.
Although Scott Summers has two eyes, since his appearance with the naked eye is that of a normal human being, his mutation prevents him from using them normally, since he cannot avoid throwing rays while his eyelids are open. At the school of Professor X, the mentor of many of the main mutants in the series, a visor is manufactured for him to help him use his sight and control his power. The name "cyclops" refers to the fact that this device has a single lens.
Finally, the individual affected by cyclopia is known as a cyclops . This is a congenital disorder that produces a single facial orbit: in this way, the baby is born with an eye in the middle of the face and a nose that is dysfunctional, which usually dies shortly after delivery .

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