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A Dictionary of World Mythology

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2003

Literally, ‘circle-eyed’. The one-eyed giants of Greek mythology. Hesiod in his Theogony, composed soon after 700 bc, claimed ...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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44 words

In Greek mythology, three demons, each having one eye in the centre of its forehead, who forged the thunderbolts of ...

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Richard A. S. Seaford

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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307 words

are one-eyed giants. In *Homer they are savage and pastoral, and live in a distant country without government or laws. Here ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

a member of a race of savage one-eyed giants, said to have been the builders of the walls of Mycenae. In the Odyssey, ...

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