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Cyclopes in Greek mythology
Head of a Cyclops Colosseum. First century CE.

In Hesiod the Cyclopes were storm genii, as their names indicate: Brontes, thunder; Steropes, lightning; Arges, thunderbolt. As for the Hecatoncheires or Centimanes-the ‘hundred-handed’-their names are sufficient to characterise them. They, too, were three in number: Cottus, the Furious; Briareus, the Vigorous; Gyges, the Big-limbed. Titans, Cyclopes and Hecatoncheires symbolised the tumultuous forces of nature.

(Guirand et al., 1987, p.89-90)

One-eyed giant

The concept of the cyclopes as one-eyed giants, always coming in three, uncivilized and wild, builders of wall’s and of the thunderbolt of Zeus, orientated in the Semantic Colour Space.

I. Michiels, red.

Thunder gods in old Scandinavian and Slavic mythology
Thor, God of Thunder
Illustration for the board game Mythalix, artist David Ceballos

Originally the god Perun, also the common Slavic word for thunder, was nothing more than the Germanic Thor in a Slavic disguise. Later texts equate Perun with Zeus. In Mansikka p. 202, the ‘Conversation of the Three Church Fathers’ Perun is referred to, together with his Cypriot counterpart Chors, angel of thunder and of lightning. They are the tutelary gods of the aristocratic and political elite, who have assimilated foreign, mainly Germanic and Iranian traditions. Therefore, they appear as thunder or sun gods, which is foreign to the old Slavic clan numen.

(Vyncke, 1969)