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Odysseus and the Cyclops, between myth and reality by Panaiotis Odysseus and the Cyclops, between myth and reality by Panaiotis
Odysseus, Polyphemus, the Cyclops, Elephas Falconeri.

Comparison between the head of Polyphemus, a copy of Hellenistic original of the second century B.C. (Boston, Museum of Fine Arts) and the fossil skull of Elephas falconeri Sicily.
Birth of the myth of the Cyclops. From left to right: Achaean warrior; Cyclops (on the level of myth); skeleton of dwarf elephant poorly reconstructed, reconstructed skeleton of Elephas falconeri; reconstruction Sicilian dwarf elephant.

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ArtbyGloriaColom Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great sketches! :D Love the study comparisons.
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Panaiotis Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Sometime ago I wrote an article for my blog
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ArtbyGloriaColom Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Might just look it up! :D
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Panaiotis Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
True! :)
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