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Cyclops
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Information
Alternate Names/Spellings (pl) Cyclopes, (pl) Kuklopes, Kuklops
Origins
Alignment
Element Aether/Quintessence/Divine Essence, Earth/Metal/Sand, Lightning/Thunder/Electricity
Species Monstrous Humanoid (Giant)
Appearance Monoptical Humanoid


Origins

The Cyclops is one of a race of creatures with origins in Greek and Roman mythology, legend and folklore. The original three Cyclopes (Arges, Brontes and Steropes) were born to Gaia, the primordial Earth-Mother, and Ouranos, the ancient Sky-Father. Ouranos was disgusted by their appearance; as soon as he saw them, he imprisoned them away in the depths of Gaia's form. Later, the Titans overthrew Ouranos, but they shared their disgust for the Cyclopes, driving them even further into the Earth, even going so far as to imprison them in Tartarus.

It is only when the Olympian gods defeated them and sent them packing, that the Cyclopes were finally released from isolated imprisonment. In return, they forged weapons and various other treasures for the gods; they assisted the Olympian blacksmith, Hephaestus, in forging lightning bolts for Zeus, and also crafted Hades' Helm of Darkness and Poseidon's trademark Trident.

In later generations, another Cyclops, Polyphemus, lived on the island of Sicily. He was blinded by the wandering hero Odysseus, after he became stranded on his island.

Appearance

Cyclops (Monops)

Behavior

Cyclops are vast, violent and have a certain hunger for human flesh. Never-the-less, they manage to make items of great artifice.

Abilities

Grand strength, durability and stamina are the gifts of a Cyclops. Like the Dwarves, they are skilled crafters of powerful artifacts.