The cyclopes were giant one-eyed monsters in Greek mythology which were a wild race of lawless creatures. The word cyclopes mean “round eye”. The most famous cyclops, Polyphemus was a man-eating monster. The cyclops are said to be the sons of Uranus and Gaia. It was the Cyclopes who provided Zeus’s thunderbolt, Hades’ helmet of invisibility and Poseidon’s trident. These were the weapons used to destroy the Titans.