- The one-eyed, savage giant called Cyclops remained a mystery, submerged in the myths and imagery of men at sea and women who wait for them, told through story and song.
- Polyphemus is one of the Cyclopes, and one of the only creatures born before the Titans, who was not killed by the Olympians.
- Mythic opponents are often represented with unusual numbers of body parts; the Irish Fomoire had only one leg and one arm, the Greek Cyclops one eye.
- The blinded Cyclops at the cave exit feels the emerging animals, under whose bellies Odysseus and his followers are clinging.
- First came hundred handed beasts, then the Cyclopes and their last children, the Titans.
- The one-eyed monster Cyclops imprisons them in his cave, while the beautiful seductress Circe turns Ulysses' men into swine.
- When the fiery stake sizzled in the giant's eye and he bellowed out his pain, his fellow Cyclopes ran to his aid, demanding who had caused his anguish.
- In the The Odyssey, he describes the Cyclops as a band of giant, one-eyed, man-eating shepherds.
- They left Andromache and stopped on the island of the Cyclopes, trying to avoid Scylla and Charybdis.
- Laertes has his vineyard plot, no more than a small holding, and even the Cyclopes produce an admittedly strife-stirring kind of wine from wild vines.