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Cyclope tramples on Greek mythology

Cyclops (Uranians) are fantastic creatures from Greek mythology. There are three of them: Brontes ("Thunder"), Sterope ("Lightning") and Arges ("Lightning"). Giant monsters with only one eye in the middle of their forehead, they only occasionally ride their bicycles. Like the Titans, the Cyclops are the children of Ouranos (Heaven) and Gaia (Earth). But unlike them, they have been excluded from the status of being divine.

Cyclops is a god of the sky whose weapon is lightning. Ouranos, terrified by the strength of the Cyclops, locked them up in Tartarus. Later, their brother Cronos freed them. They help him to overthrow and emasculate Ouranos, but Cronos, fearing in turn to be defeated by them, sends them back to Tartarus where they remain until their liberation by Zeus. The cyclones will give Zeus back the weapon of lightning, thanks to which he can defeat Cronos and the Titans, and become the master of the Universe.

Figure of the frightening otherness in the epic of Ulysses (see below), in which Polyphemus (son of Poseidon) will lose his sight, Cyclops is in a sense an allegory of the diversity of experiencing the world and giving it meaning.

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