The same thing holds good of Dithyrambs and Nomes; here too one may portray different types, as Timotheus and Philoxenus differed in representing their Cyclopes
. The same distinction marks off Tragedy from Comedy; for Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life.
Bear in mind, however, that Neptune is still furious with Ulysses for having blinded an eye of Polyphemus king of the Cyclopes
. Polyphemus is son to Neptune by the nymph Thoosa, daughter to the sea-king Phorcys; therefore though he will not kill Ulysses outright, he torments him by preventing him from getting home.
Of these three, Earth produces Heaven to whom she bears the Titans, the Cyclopes
and the hundred-handed giants.
"The whole story is told through the eyes of a dreamer, a boy whose imagination knows no bounds - his mix of adventure and real history blurs with tales of cyclopes
and feats of derring-do."
Before science fiction, people tended to fantasize about the future -- not unlike the way they imagined distant places, peopled by dog-headed Cynocephali, surly one-eyed Cyclopes
and one-legged Unipeds.
The explanation of the fact that the Cyclops is mentioned in verse 86 as someone who pities women and children can be found in the two following verses, which comprise of a thematic reference to the description of the Cyclopes
in the Odyssey as a tribe without civilization--see Musurus' wording of the destruction of the houses of the civilians ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], vv.
The great Middle Sea was no longer a deadly barrier guarded by man-eating Cyclopes
but a broad highway bringing goods and ideas from Egypt, Palestine, Persia, even Russia, all the way to the Sacred Promontory marking the dangerous Atlantic swell.
Crafty wordsmith that he is, Odysseus tells him "No one," or as we say these days, "Nobody." When the other Cyclopes
ultimately hear the cries of the wounded Polyphemus, they ask him who did this to him, and his answer is, well, funny, because it means the name Odysseus had told him, as well as craftiness itself, literally not anyone at all.
Skinner then explores accounts of twelve real, or imaginary, peoples, among them Scythians, Ethiopians, "prehistoric" Pelasgians, the sensational Cyclopes
, Arimaspians, and Amazons.
However, it's the end of the road to Hollywood for these contestants: Samantha Townsend, Haydn Olsen, Chase Boyle, Missy Cyclopes
,Chase Thornton,Jessica Bassett,Ally Roundy,Carson Henline and Kimberly Tosti.
In the absence of the mythical Cyclopes
, humans can still be eaten, now by disease, which sometimes devours the brain, disabling and finally destroying the body.