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Monstrum: Cyclops

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One might recognize the one-eyed giant from Ancient Greek myths, but the Cyclops has appeared in stories across the globe for thousands of years. Some elements of the legend do differ, but there are striking similarities in all of these tales. Join Dr. Zarka to learn all about the surprising fossil inspiration behind the Cyclops. Part of the "Monstrum" series. Please note this title contains nudity in paintings and sculptures. There is also an instance of bleeped out profanity.

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Runtime: 10 minutes 59 seconds

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Season 1 / Ep 8
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Season 1 / Ep 9
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Season 1 / Ep 10
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