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, folklore and religion
- Arimaspi, 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.
- Fachan, creature from Celtic mythology with one eye, one arm and one leg.
- 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, 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, an embodiment of evil fate and misfortune in Slavic mythology.
- Mapinguari, giant sloth-like cryptic of Brazil and Bolivia often described as having one eye.
- Odin - norse god
- Ojáncanu, one-eyed giant with ten fingered hand, ten toed foot, long beard and red hair of Cantabrian mythology who embodies evil, cruelty and brutality.
- One-Eye, one of three sisters in the Brothers Grimm fairy tale One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes.
- 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.
- Vy, in Serbian myth a one eyed giant similar to the celtic Balor.
- Alpha Centauri, green hermaphrodite hexapod with one huge eye, Doctor Who character first seen in The Curse of Peladon.
- Cylon Centurions in sci-fi franchise Battlestar Galactica.
- The Cyclops (1957) science fiction horror film about creature created via radiation exposure
- Dalek Sec, monster that became a one-eyed Dalek-human hybrid in Doctor Who.
- Gigan from the Godzilla series a one eyed alien cyborg Kaiju.
- Kerack, alien race resembling large one-eyed prawns in novel Camelot 30K.
- Monoids, alien race in the 1966 Doctor Who serial The Ark.
- 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-eyed, starfish-shaped aliens from the planet Paira in the 1956 Japanese film Warning from Space.
- Ravage, a panther-like Decepticon from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
- Scaroth, last of the Jagaroth, a time-travelling alien in the 1979 Doctor Who story City of Death.
- Basilisk, large one-eyed mutant in Marvel Comics' New X-Men.
- Orb (comics), Marvel Comics super-villain, primarily an adversary of Ghost Rider.
- 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.
Historical and mythological fantasy
- 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.
- Beholder (Dungeons & Dragons), in the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons - one large eye, also many smaller eye-stalks
- Cyclops in the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons.
- Draken, one-eyed sea monster in animated series Jumanji.
- Imbra, an idol and the highest god of Kafiristan from Rudyard Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King
- Sauron, the eponymous arch-villain of The Lord of the Rings, is often depicted as looking through a single 'Eye' in Peter Jackson's cinematic adaptations of Tolkien's work.
- Tyson, Percy Jackson's half-brother in Percy Jackson and the Olympians, is a Cyclops. However Cyclopes also appear as villains.
- Zargon, a giant one-eyed monster in the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.
Animation and puppetry
- Ahgg, the witches' giant spider with one eye in the center of his forehead in My Little Pony: The Movie.
- Some of the characters in Ben 10.
- 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.
- Horvak, Krumm's father from Aaahh!!! Real Monsters.
- Kang and Kodos, recurring alien duo in animated series The Simpsons.
- Leela, a mutant character, as well as her parents Munda and Morris, in the animated series Futurama.
- Some of the Minions, comic henchmen in the Despicable Me franchise.
- Muno in children's television series Yo Gabba Gabba!.
- Sheldon Plankton in the animated children's series SpongeBob SquarePants.
- Agent Pleakley in the 2002 animated film Lilo & Stitch.
- Sapphire in the Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe.
- Mike Wazowski, round monster with one large eye in the 2001 animated film Monsters, Inc.
- Zatar the Alien, a green alien in the MTV series Celebrity Deathmatch.
- Tri-Klops, a henchman of the villain Skeletor from the children show He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
- Lord Boros, from One-Punch Man, the alien leader of the Dark Matter Thieves, self-proclaimed subjugator of the universe, and the first antagonist to give Saitama a "serious fight".
- Norman Burg, the butler and weapons specialist to Roger Smith in The Big O.
- Darklops Zero, prototype of Darklops in the film Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial.
- Ahriman, a species of monster from the Japanese role-playing game series Final Fantasy.
- The Cyclops and other various monsters in the popular Japanese role-playing game series Dragon Quest.
- 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.
- Myukus' giant blue-green Alien one eye in Rampage 2: Universal Tour.
- Suezo, a one-eyed, one-footed breed of monster in video game/anime series Monster Rancher.
- Vaati and Bongo Bongo, from the Legend of Zelda game series.
- Waddle Doo from Nintendo game franchise Kirby.
- Crown Prince Ozychlyrus Brounev Tantal, the Kingdom of Tantal's most powerful driver, as well as its crown prince. Also known as Zeke von Genbu, the Zekenator, Thunderbolt Zeke, Zeke, Bringer of Chaos, Chaotic Bringer of Chaos, Shellhead, Zeke von Genbu: Bringer of Chaos. From Nintendo and Monolith Soft's 2017 Role-playing video game Xenoblade Chronicles 2, released worldwide on the Nintendo Switch on December 1st.
- Purple People Eater in the 1958 novelty song of the same name.
- Sgt. Psyclopps, the one-eyed guitarist for the costumed comedy punk band The Radioactive Chicken Heads.
- The Wicked Witch of the West from L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
- Wenlock and Mandeville, London 2012 Olympic mascots.
- The mythological Cyclops have also been the subject of many derivative works and adaptions.
- "History of the Mongols: From the 9th to the 19th Century", p.36, at Archive,org
- Quote : ".. an Aged One, whose appearance is that of the mythical being whom the Servians call the Vy. He 'lies on an iron couch, and sees nothing ; his long eyelashes and thick eyebrows completely hide his eyes', but he sends for 'twelve mighty heroes', and orders them to take iron forks and lift up the hair about his eyes, and then he gazes at the destroyer of his family." in Ralston, W.R.S. (1873), Russian Folk Tales, p. 72, cited by Krappe, p 4