From One-Eyed Headgear to Comically Interactive Ads

By: Courtney Scharf - Published: Sep 7, 2012
These bizarre Cyclops innovations reflect the pervasiveness of the Greek mythological character.

One-eyed and terrifying, Cyclops is one of the most recognizable figures in popular culture and has really stood the test of time. Influencing all sorts of products from halloween costumes to lighting fixtures, there's no telling how far the monster will go. Though originally intended to be a very frightening figure, Cyclops as people understand him today is a much less intimidating figure. In many products, the image of Cyclops has been made to be very cute and charming as opposed to scary.

Whether you're a fan of ancient mythology or not, the Cyclops figure has an influence that simply cannot be denied.