Animated Cyclops

  • Gigantic almost like human beings, except with only one eye in the middle of their heads. All together there were three of them.They were Brontes*, Steropes°, and Argesˆ.
  • Volcanos, are believed to be the aftermath of the cyclopes work.
  • They were born to Gaea and Uranus.
  • When Cronus imprisoned the Cyclopes in Tartarus. The cyclopes were released by Zeus and fought with him against the Titans. As a reward for their release the Cyclopes gave Zeus his weapons of lighting and thunder, which he still uses today. The cyclopes continued as his workers at Mount Olympus making his thunderbolts.

  • Polyphemus, son of Poseidon, is the most popular cyclops. He fought Odysseus that came out victorious, and left Polyphemus, blinded. Hermes killed Arges while he guarded Hera . Apollo, the sun god, killed at least one of the Cyclopes to honor for Zeus killing his son Aesculapius

  • The cyclopes appear on Homer's way home from the Trojan War.