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Cyclops
from Greek mythology


In Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus outsmarts a Cyclops who intends to eat Odysseus and some of his men.
  Greek mythology:  one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of their forehead
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  • In Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus outsmarts a Cyclops who intends to eat Odysseus and some of his men.
  • It took Eleanor a couple weeks to figure out that Scott Summcrs and Cyclops were the same guy, and she still wasn’t sure what was up with Phoenix.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • My brother is a Cyclops.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • ) A two-eyed Cyclops.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride

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  • "At least Tyson brought some of his Cyclops friends to help out," Rachel said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The injury had earned him the fighting name of Cyclops, after the one-eyed monster from the old Greek tales.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79
  • "Cyclops," Annabeth offered.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • That’s a Cyclops ability, Leo.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • I was looking at a Cyclops—a misshapen face, ratty brown hair, one big brown eye full of concern.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • As the giant got close, a Cyclops woman broke ranks and ran back to speak with him.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune

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  • Ever after his father calls him Cyclops, who is in a Greek story.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • If you’ve never been charged by an enthusiastic Cyclops wearing a flowered apron and rubber cleaning gloves, I’m telling you, it’ll wake you up quick.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • He was surrounded in fire, which would’ve been a problem if he weren’t a Cyclops.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • She’d take the bald-headed witches who turn children into mice — and The Odyssey, with the Cyclops and the enchantress who transforms his warriors into pigs.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Seen through the plastic her eye was huge and wavering, the eye of a Cyclops.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • My Mark would be considered a Really Big and Embarrassing Problem, so they’d probably anoint me with some crap that was sure to clog my pores and give me a Cyclops-sized zit before laying their hands on me and praying.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • I wasn’t a member of Odysseus’s crew, but I’m certain the Cyclops is a myth.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Mr Dark waved and strange monsters gaped their fangs from his chest, a Cyclops with a navel for a squinted moron eye twitched on his stomach as he strode.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • GEORGE: All I said was, our son …. the apple of our three eyes, Martha being a Cyclops …. our son is a beanbag, and you get testy.
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • But as we often see, against some storm, A silence in the heavens, the rack stand still, The bold winds speechless, and the orb below As hush as death, anon the dreadful thunder Doth rend the region; so, after Pyrrhus’ pause, A roused vengeance sets him new a-work; And never did the Cyclops’ hammers fall On Mars’s armour, forg’d for proof eterne, With less remorse than Pyrrhus’ bleeding sword Now falls on Priam.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • To birds on the wing its glassy surface, reflecting the light sky, must have been visible for miles around as a glistening Cyclops’ eye in a green face.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • …Club and had supported him in duels, the General’s monocle, stuck like a shell-splinter in his common, scarred, victorious, overbearing face, in the middle of a forehead which it left half-blinded, like the single-eyed flashing front of the Cyclops, appeared to Swann as a monstrous wound which it might have been glorious to receive but which it was certainly not decent to expose, while that which M. de Breaute wore, as a festive badge, with his pearl-grey gloves, his crush hat and…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • In Greek mythology, the Cyclops were a race of giants.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • With me, the rocks of Scylla you have tried; Th’ inhuman Cyclops and his den defied.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • We’re on an Indonesian island, in a mountain called Cyclops.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • "The Cyclops," Reyna remembered.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • I wouldn’t have cared if my girlfriend was a Jaguar-driving Cyclops with a beard—I’d have been grateful just to have someone to make out with.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Tyson the Cyclops bounded toward them with Mrs. O’Leary at his heels.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • He spelled out the Klan hierarchy as it proceeded from the local to the national level: an Exalted Cyclops and his twelve Terrors; a Great Titan and his twelve Furies; a Grand Dragon and his nine Hydras; and the Imperial Wizard and his fifteen Genii.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • We may say of it as of the blind cyclops, Ingens.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • CHAPTER SEVEN AMY’S VALLEY OF HUMILIATION "That boy is a perfect cyclops, isn’t he?" said Amy one day, as Laurie clattered by on horseback, with a flourish of his whip as he passed.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • "That devil of a hunchbacked cyclops!" he muttered between his teeth; and he tried to rise.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Some were like the entertainers GaoLing and I had seen on Beggars Lane—girls without legs or arms, a cyclops, a dwarf.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • However, we were legging it over the rails on the lookout for anything swift that might come down on us out of the steel coldly laid out in the dark and the shrivels of steam and cyclops headlamps, a loose-rolling car.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • This cyclops.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • A cyclops.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • We’re too close kin for that,
    close as the wild Giants are, the Cyclops too."
    "Alcinous!"
    wary Odysseus countered, "cross that thought from your mind.
    I’m nothing like the immortal gods who rule the skies,
    either in build or breeding.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Mikey’s father said, Don’t worry, Cyclops.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Like bashing heads with your awesome Cyclops strength and stuff?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Like almost all gladiators, Cyclops was a slave who was forced to fight.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79
  • In that Cyclops’s cave.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • He was about twelve feet tall—a respectable height for a Cyclops, but only half as tall as other giants Percy had dealt with.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • My dear young Cyclops! I am a centaur.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Nora Molloy said, Will you stop calling him Cyclops?
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • I remembered the Sea of Monsters, when he’d been stuck in a Cyclops’s cave.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • The other was a giant humanoid like a Cyclops, but he was surrounded by a flurry of limbs.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • And then there was Cyclops, led by two young women in bright robes who were throwing rose petals.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79
  • But I hate Cyclops.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • His brother Cyclops hear the yelling roar, And, rushing down the mountains, crowd the shore.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • Perhaps this Cyclops is not as horrible as most of its brethren.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
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