Saturday, 18 March 2017
Natural History Museum, in one of the displays showing how the Ancient Greeks may have come up with their ideas for monsters and fantastical creatures observing natural phenomenons. I cannot remember what they were, all I was interested in I must confess was the statues of the mythical creatures. This one is of course a cyclops. While their Medusa was the most impressive, I found the cyclops quite cool too, because it looks so lifelike. I remember them mainly from The Odyssey, my favourite Greek story ever, and this statue is exactly like I pictured them, rustic and nasty. It was like seeing a true cyclops, directly from my imagination.