North Dakota Geological Society
Jeff: How much I enjoyed your “Folklore and Fossils” article in Geo News, January, 2012. Particularly Figure 2 by Becky Barnes comparing the mammoth skull with the skull of the mythological Cyclops. The center eye or “third eye” lives on today as the bindi – the red dot on the forehead between the eyes worn by Hindu women, represented in Hindu art as an eye.
It marks intuition or advanced consciousness. It appears to correlate with the Corpus Callosum, the part of the brain in the middle which connects the abstract, creative right brain with the logical left brain.
This can even be seen in Mathematics in the picture of the rising numbers identified as > and the receding numbers as <. The “third eye” is then 0; neither advancing (like the left brain) or receding (like the right brain) but holding them together.