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Cyclops and Elephants

The scattered skulls of prehistoric pygmy elephants on Crete may have formed the belief in the existence of cyclops, the one - eyed giant featured in Homer's Odyssey! The ginormous single nasal cavity certainly would spark the imagination of any storyteller. These pint sized pachyderms were extinct by then so the locals wouldn't have recognized the skulls as being from an elephant. Isn't that fascinating?