The Cyclops is a giant, one-eyed creature from Greek mythology. It is said to live on an island in the Mediterranean Sea. The Cyclops is said to be a savage and cruel creature: it eats humans, has a strong and powerful build, and is very intelligent.
The Cyclops was considered to be a god by many of the ancient Greeks: they believed it had been created by Zeus himself. The Cyclops’ name comes from the Greek words “kyklos” (meaning circle) and “opis” (meaning eye).
The Cyclops was said to be very protective of its home island: it would throw boulders at ships that came near enough for it to see them clearly (hence why no ship ever left its shores).