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'Cyclops'-like remains found on Crete

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posted on Feb, 1 2003 @ 02:04 PM
IRAKLIO, Greece (AP) -- Researchers on the southern Greek island of Crete have unearthed the fossilized tusk, teeth and bones of a Deinotherium Gigantisimum, a fearsome elephant-like creature that might have given rise to ancient legends of one-eyed cyclops monsters.

Here is the rest of the story:

posted on Jul, 13 2004 @ 08:57 PM
The link doesn't work anymore. Anyone have a working link to the story?

posted on Jul, 13 2004 @ 09:01 PM
this one might do :

posted on Jul, 13 2004 @ 09:03 PM
This one is good to...

posted on Jul, 13 2004 @ 09:06 PM
why not just make a search on google with the headline. worked for me

[edit on 13-7-2004 by darkspace]

posted on Jul, 13 2004 @ 10:13 PM
Very cool, this could very well be the mythical cyclops, why is this not in the cryptozoology forum however. Good find.

posted on Jul, 13 2004 @ 11:26 PM
Great post, this dovetails with my own theory on fire breathing dragons.
Imagine a group of prehistoric hunters guided by torches, returning to camp late at night. When they startle a large crocodile on the trail. The surprised croc roars and belches a gut load of methane gas. And the resulting flash of flame give rise to a mythical beast that lives till this day.

Im still working on the flying part.

posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 10:13 AM
Hmmm.. I am Greek
I am going to Greece March 2005
And guess what....
I'm visiting Crete
I'll be sure to keep my eyes open

posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 10:19 AM
Wow very fascinating. I would'nt be surprised if this was the source of the mythical Cyclopse, has al the sighns for it. Large, one eye, fearsome. Only thing is the cyclopse was more man like that beast like inthe myhtology that I have read.

posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 09:51 PM
Good thought Taeas. Let's go one step further...

Imagine our very early ancestors, even as far back as our non homo sapien ones, coming across any of the weird and wonderful species of animals that are now extinct. I'd suspect that Homo habilis and the like still had the ability to communicate and tell stories, the oral story telling tradition is probably our earliest form of record keeping.

Anyways, imagine these guys seeing post-dinosaur reptiles, the giant forms of mammals that exist today, the strange sea life that would wash up on shorelines. The stories they would tell of their encounters would certainly be passed down through generations. As stories are passed down, they would take on myth-like proportions. For example, a story of how Harry the Homo Habilis escaped the clutches of the giant Dodo. As the stories get told and retold they burn an almost permanent pathway in our minds of the struggle of our species' (and other species) survival.

In other words, I reckon a lot of our myths and stories are based on truth. How much truth still exists in these myths today is a matter for debate, but I don't think we can deny the fact that somewhere, sometime, the story was experienced, in one form or another, by a real person.

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