It has been said that one of the inspirations of the Cyclops of Greek mythology was from a skull of a dwarf elephant. Being twice the size of a human, people interpreted the nasal cavity (for the trunk) in the skull as a large single eye-socket. Although the one giant eye has been a mainstay for Cyclops since, I wanted to see if I could somehow bring the tusks back.
Let's say that Cyclops are taller than the average human, as most Greek stories said they were giants, and their eyes are a result from a dark environment from evolution and have binocular vision. Should the tusks be a part of their teeth or separate like actual elephant tusks? And regardless of placement, why or how would Cyclops use them in the first place?