The Cyclops originated from Greek Mythology. According to the poet Hesiod they are giants with a single eye in the middle of their foreheads, and are strong, stubborn, and "abrupt of emotion." They are originally defeated by the old Titans and placed in prison, but are later released by the Gods. In return the Cyclopes forge the weapons of the Gods - Zeus' thunderbolts, Poseidon's trident, Artemis' bow, etc. After Cronus is overthrown they become assistants to the smith god Hephaestus.