The creators of Smith Houses were not Cyclopes
but public officials.
hoc, docti quamquam maiora, laborant Cyclopes
, notique operum Telchines arnica certatim iuvere manu; sed plurimus ipsi sudor.
come and call out, "What is going on?
35-38) Homer's Odysseus reports to the Phaeacians that Ithaca is a rugged land (Odyssey, 9.27) and subsequently notes the lack of ship-building among the Cyclopes
(9.125-126), the lack of exposure to the outside world, the dearth of colonists, and the unused land available for plowing and viniculture.
THE MOST POPULAR ADVENTURE IN THE Odyssey, the encounter with the monstrous Cyclops Polyphemus, also happens to be the one where Homer's vision of human identity is best illustrated, Every detail in the description of the Cyclopes
emphasizes how inhuman they are, for everything Odysseus tells us they lack is precisely what makes humans human.
En cuanto a mitos y leyendas relacionados con mamiferos encontramos los poderes atribuidos a la gran bestia-Kayicomia (Cyclopes
didactyles), la cual, segun narran los indigenas, es tenida como mascota en los tambos y tiene el poder de desaparecer en determinados momentos.
As Homer sang, 'For among the Cyclopes
, the earth, giver of grain, bears the rich clusters of wine, and the rain of Zeus gives them increase; but this is a draught from a stream of ambrosia and nectar' (Odyssey IX.355, Murray 1994: 1,343).
He consciously functions at three of the several structural levels: the comic-horror folktales about the child-devouring ogre, the cattle-herding humanoid Cyclopes
in The Odyssey, and the popular travel-lies that passed for true travel accounts.
', 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' (1931 and 1941), 'Frankenstein', 'Freaks', 'The Invisible Man', 'Island of Lost Souls', 'King Kong', 'The Mask of Fu Manchu', 'The Most Dangerous Game', 'The "Mummy" ', 'Murders in the Rue Morgue', 'Son of Frankenstein', 'White Zombie', and 'The Wolf Man'.
(6) Thus, for example, Aristotle's vision of humanity with and without civilization is profoundly informed by the Homeric tableaux of the lives of the Cyclopes
, Calypso, Circe, and the Phaiacians.
SF aliens are descended from the prodigies of early adventure stories (Pliny's mouthless Astomoi, dog-headed Kynokephaloi, sirens, Cyclopes
, Amazons), and from the spirit-agents of mythology (angels, demons, avatars, fairies, magical animals).