The Cyclops is a one-eyed giant monster species known of in Daventry and the world.

The Door into Mountain is said to have possibly been cyclopean stonework set into the living rock. It consisted of a huge door, girded with iron bands. The whole construction looks as if it was meant to repel armies--large armies. The size of the door indicated the one who built it was very large person indeed.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

One of the questions in King's Questions refers to Cyclops and how they had never appeared in the games.

Which one of the following monsters is not to be found in any King's Quest?

They originate from Greek mythology. Cyclopean masonry is a type of stonework found in Mycenaean architecture, built with massive limestone boulders, roughly fitted together with minimal clearance between adjacent stones and no use of mortar. The boulders typically seem unworked, but some may have been worked roughly with a hammer and the gaps between boulders filled in with smaller chunks of limestone. The term comes from the belief of classical Greeks that only the mythical Cyclopes had the strength to move the enormous boulders that made up the walls of Mycenae and Tiryns. Pliny's Natural History reported the tradition attributed to Aristotle, that the Cyclopes were the inventors of masonry towers, giving rise to the designation Cyclopean.


  1. KQC1E, pg 23
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