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Cyclopean structures of antiquity


1) Fictional supernatural being of Greek mythology, symbolizing the barbarism. Depicted as giants with one eye in the middle of the forehead ( Cyclops. or rather Ciclopi means “one-eyed”). Odnoglazoe Cyclops symbolized cultural limitations. The Cyclops were sons of Uranus (heaven) and Gaia (earth), embodies the archetype of Chaos. The names of the first three kiklopas: Bronte — thunder, Sterop — “lightning”, and Arges “Perun” — show a connection of Cyclops with the elemental forces of nature.

The Cyclops belonged to the most ancient generation of gods. They were overthrown by Uranus in Tartarus, but Zeus released benefiting from their help in the fight against the titans. It is the Cyclopes gave Zeus thunder, lightning and thunderbolts, which determined his permanent epithet — “the Thunderer”. Armed perunali Zeus. Poseidon. received from the Cyclops, the Trident, and Hades. who got the helmet, defeated the titans and became the rulers of the world, answer and sharing power.

Thus, through the gifts of the Cyclops is the legitimization of the new gods — Olympians. Subsequently, the Cyclops was interrupted by Apollo. that symbolized the victory of reason over savagery. Killed Cyclops Apollo. in retaliation for what they forged the thunderbolt which Zeus struck his son, the God-healer Asclepius. For this he was sent to Continue reading

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