In Greek mythology like Homer's Odyssey and Hesoid's Theogany, it described a race of one-eye being known as the Cyclops, but the East also have its fair share of beliefs on these monstrous beings. The Greek Historian, Pliny mentioned in his writings that there's these race of beings with a single eye only, right in the middle of their fore-head known as the Arimaspi and that they lived in the far Northern Regions of the earth, his collections of materials on the Arimaspi in the East also included their habit of collecting golds and precious stones. The Arimaspi are barbaric flesh eaters and would usually hunt alone rather than in groups, they would usually clobbered their prey to death with a club then feast on them raw. They are very selfish and greedy creature that will not share their kill or loot with anyone else, that's why they are not very successful hunter and the later generations of Arimaspi turned to shepharding and rearing sheeps. The historical traveller Sir John Mandeville chronicled in his travel journal the Arimaspi of India are thieves that steal golds and gemstones from the griffins, therefore they are constantly at war with their neighbours who guarded these treasures with their life.