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Troglodyte means cave-dweller, from the Greek trogle "hole, mouse-hole" and dyein "go in, dive in", so literally "cave goer", "cave diver". The term was created in antiquity for the Troglodytae or Troglodyti (see below).

Troglodyte and derived forms may refer to:


  • Troglodytae or Troglodyti, an ancient group of people from the African Red Sea coast


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Other media[edit]

  • Caveman, a stock character based upon widespread concepts of the way in which early prehistoric humans may have looked and behaved
  • Troglodyte, a 2009 film also known as Sea Beast
  • Troglodyte (Dungeons & Dragons), a race of humanoid monsters in the game Dungeons & Dragons
  • Troglodistes, a group of mole-men who live in the sewers of Paris in the film, Delicatessen
  • Troglodites, a fictional tribe described in Montesquieu's Persian Letters
  • Troglodytes, Max Stones' lavamen workers who mine gold, in a segment from Sealab 2021
  • Troglodytes (book), a 2010 book by Ed Lynskey
  • Troglodytes, a fictional group of cave dwelling cannibals in the 2015 movie Bone Tomahawk
  • Morlocks, a fictional species created by H. G. Wells for his 1895 novel, The Time Machine

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