In Search of Aliens episode 6 – The Mystery of the Cyclops: The mysterious Mediterranean island of Malta lies south of Sicily and is home to megalithic structures built by a mysterious prehistoric society. According to scholars, the massive blocks even pre-date the Great Pyramid of Giza. Just who were the people that built these sophisticated structures? Local folklore describes Malta as being the home of giants and the legendary one-eyed creature known as Cyclops.
Could these stories be true–or could they offer clues to an extraterrestrial connection? Ancient Astronaut theorist Giorgio Tsoukalos investigates Matla’s giant stone structures, unexplained rock carvings and mysterious elongated skulls. Could these strange antiquities be connected–and might they prove that there was a highly advanced civilization on Malta in the remote past–one that was perhaps in contact with ancient astronauts?
In Search of Aliens episode 6 – The Mystery of the Cyclops
In Greek mythology and later Roman mythology, the Cyclopes are giant one-eyed creatures. Three groups of Cyclopes can be distinguished. In Hesiod’s Theogony, the Cyclopes are the three brothers Brontes, Steropes, and Arges, who made for Zeus his weapon the thunderbolt. In Homer’s Odyssey, they are an uncivilized group of shepherds, the brethren of Polyphemus encountered by Odysseus. Cyclopes were also famous as the builders of the Cyclopean walls of Mycenae and Tiryns.
The fifth-century BC playwright Euripides wrote a satyr play entitled Cyclops, about Odysseus’ encounter with Polyphemus. Mentions of the Hesiodic and the wall-builder Cyclopes also figure in his plays. The third-century BC poet Callimachus makes the Hesiodic Cyclopes the assistants of smith-god Hephaestus. So does Virgil in his Latin epic Aeneid, where he seems to equate the Hesiodic and Homeric Cyclopes.
From at least the fifth-century BC, Cyclopes have been associated with the island of Sicily and the volcanic Aeolian Islands.
Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
Tsoukalos is of Greek-Austrian heritage. He is a 1998 graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. For several years he worked as a bodybuilding promoter and a volunteer in IFBB sanctioned bodybuilding contests, including Mr. Olympia. He produced and directed the annual IFBB San Francisco Pro Grand Prix from 2001 until 2005.
Tsoukalos appeared on The Travel Channel, The History Channel, the Sci-Fi Channel, the National Geographic Channel, as well as Coast to Coast AM, and was a consulting producer on 23 episodes of Ancient Aliens. He is the co-founder of the former Legendary Times magazine, which was last published in 2008. The magazine featured articles from Erich von Däniken, David Hatcher Childress, Peter Fiebag, Robert Bauval, and Luc Bürgin on the topic of ancient astronauts and related subject matter.
Tsoukalos also hosted the H2 series In Search of Aliens, which ran for one season in 2014.