List of one-eyed creatures in mythology and fiction
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This page lists one-eyed creatures in mythology and fiction.
In mythology, this trait was generally associated with fearsome creatures. In modern fiction, some one-eyed creatures are likewise frightening enemies, but others are friendly.
In mythology, folklore and religion
- Arimaspi or Arimaspoi, legendary people of northern Scythia, "always at war with their neighbours" and stealing gold from griffins. They had a single eye in the centre of the forehead.
- Balor, giant in Irish mythology, with one eye in his forehead that would wreak destruction when opened
- Bungisngis, giant cyclops of Philippine folklore
- Cyclops (plural: cyclopes or cyclopses), a race of giants in Greek and Roman mythology, including Polyphemus. They likewise had a single eye in the centre of the forehead.
- Dajjal, the anti-christ in Islamic religion, has one eye.
- Duwa Sokhor, ancestor of Chingis Khan, according to The Secret History of the Mongols, who had one eye in his forehead.
- Fachen, creature from Celtic mythology
- The Graeae, the three witches (or sisters) that shared one eye and one tooth between them; often depicted as clairvoyant. They were forced by Perseus, by stealing their eye, into revealing the location of Medusa.
- Hagen or Högni, a Burgundian warrior in German and Norse legend, depicted as one-eyed in some accounts
- Hajnjeri, man-eating giant in Albanian mythology, has one eye in the middle of his forehead
- Hitotsume-kozō, monsters (obake) in Japanese folklore, with a single giant eye in the center of the face
- Jian (bird), a bird in Chinese mythology with only one eye and one wing. A pair of such birds were dependent on each other and inseparable.
- Kabandha, a demon with no head or neck with one large eye on the breast and a mouth on the stomach. Kabandha appears in Hindu mythology as a character of Ramayana.
- Kasa-obake, one-eyed sentient umbrella yokai of Japanese folklore.
- Katallan, man-eating giant in Albanian mythology, lives in a cave and has one eye in the middle of his forehead.
- Likho, a embodiment of evil fate and misfortune in Slavic mythology
- Mapinguari, giant sloth like cryptid of Brazil and Bolivia often described as having one eye
- Ojáncanu, one-eyed giant with long beard and red hair of Cantabrian mythology who embodies evil, cruelty and brutality
- Popobawa, Tanzanian shetani (evil spirit) that often takes the form of a one-eyed bat creature
- Psoglav, one-eyed dog-headed monster in Serbian mythology
- Snallygaster, one-eyed dragon-like creature said to inhabit the hills surrounding Washington, D.C. and Frederick County, Maryland
- Tepegoz, one-eyed ogre in Oghuz Turkish epic Book of Dede Korkut
- Ahgg, the witches' giant spider with one eye in the center of his forehead in My Little Pony: The Movie
- Ahriman, a species of monster from the Japanese role-playing game series Final Fantasy
- Some of the characters in Ben 10
- Alpha Centauri, green hermaphrodite hexapod with one huge eye, Doctor Who character first seen in "The Curse of Peladon"
- Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody, the Auror in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. He has one normally functioning eye, and one magical eye that can see through magical cloaking
- Basilisk, large one-eyed mutant in Marvel Comics' New X-Men
- Bill Cipher, an evil one-eyed yellow triangle in Gravity Falls.
- Big Billy in The PowerPuff Girls who showed that he had one eye in the episode "School House Rocked"
- B.O.B. (Bicarbonate Ostylezene Benzoate), gelatinous creature in Monsters vs. Aliens
- Cyclopskin and cyclops in the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons
- The Cyclops in various media based on myths and legends, such as Ray Harryhausen's movie The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
- The Cyclops and other various monsters in the popular Japanese role-playing game series "Dragon Quest"
- Cylon Centurions in sci-fi franchise Battlestar Galactica
- Dalek Sec, monster that became a one-eyed Dalek-human hybrid in Doctor Who. Daleks always had a single eye-stalk; when the creature inside was shown, it generally appeared to have only one eye.
- Darklops Zero, prototype of Darklops in the film Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial
- Draken, one-eyed sea monster in animated series Jumanji
- Drethdock from the Sega Saturn game Battle Monsters.
- The ghost Pokémon Duskull, Dusclops and Dusknoir
- Eggplant Wizard, enemy in Nintendo's Kid Icarus video game
- Evil Eye, a monster in the online RPG MapleStory
- Gohma, from the Legend of Zelda has only one eye. Gohma's appearance varies from game to game.
- Imbra, an idol and the highest god of Kafiristan from Rudyard Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King, vizualized by John Huston in his feature film of the same name
- Horvak, Krumm's father from Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
- Kang and Kodos, recurring alien duo in animated series The Simpsons
- Kerack, alien race resembling large one-eyed prawns in novel Camelot 30K
- Myukus' giant Blue Green Alien one eye in Rampage 2: Universal Tour
- Leela, a mutant character, as well as her parents Munda and Morris, in the animated series Futurama
- Some of the yellow "minions", comic henchmen in the animation Despicable Me
- Monoids, alien race in the 1966 Doctor Who serial "The Ark"
- Muno in children's television series Yo Gabba Gabba!
- Myo and another Abyssin aliens in Star Wars
- Naga and his tribe of one-eyed violent mutants in the 1956 B-movie World Without End
- One-Eye, one of three sisters in the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes". She had only one eye in the middle of her forehead.
- One-eyed, starfish-shaped aliens from the planet Paira in the 1956 Japanese film Warning from Space
- Orb (comics), Marvel Comics super-villain, primarily an adversary of Ghost Rider.
- Sheldon Plankton in the animated children's series SpongeBob SquarePants
- Agent Pleakley in the 2002 animated film Lilo & Stitch
- Purple People Eater in the 1958 novelty song of the same name
- Ravage, a panther-like Decepticon from Revenge of the Fallen
- Sapphire in the Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe
- Sauron, the eponymous arch-villain of The Lord of the Rings, often manifests as 'the Eye' in Peter Jackson's adaptations of Tolkien's work.
- Scaroth, last of the Jagaroth, a time-travelling alien in the 1979 Doctor Who story City of Death
- Sgt. Psyclopps, the one-eyed guitarist for the costumed comedy punk band The Radioactive Chicken Heads
- Shuma-Gorath, a giant eye with tentacles, in the Marvel comics universe
- Starro the Conqueror, a supervillain in DC Comics, a starfish-like creature who first appeared in 1960
- Suezo, a one-eyed, one-footed breed of monster in video game/anime series Monster Rancher
- Tyson, Percy Jackson's half-brother in Percy Jackson and the Olympians, is a Cyclops. However Cyclopes also appear as villains.
- Vaati and Bongo Bongo, from the Legend of Zelda game series
- Waddle Doo from Nintendo game franchise Kirby
- Mike Wazowski, round monster with one large eye in the 2001 animated film Monsters, Inc.
- Wenlock and Mandeville, London 2012 Olympic mascots
- The Wicked Witch of the West from L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"
- Zargon, a giant one-eyed monster in the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons
- Zatar the Alien, a green alien in the MTV series Celebrity Deathmatch
- Cyclops at Greek-Gods.info
- "History of the Mongols: From the 9th to the 19th Century", p.36, at Archive,org
- The Curse of Peladon, BBC