From NC :
ANDRONICUS’ BLINDED EYE AND CHRIST’S DAMAGED EYE ON THE SHROUD.
According to Choniates’ writing, prior to his execution they PUT OUT THE LEFT EYE OF Andronicus.
‘A few days later they poked out his left eye, put him on a mangy camel and triumphantly lead him around the square’ , p.357. There is nothing said about it in the Gospels, but it can be seen in the Shroud that one of Christ’s eyes was damaged and most likely, poked out, see above. This factor drew the attention of various scholars. In the photograph of the Shroud you can very well see a large vertical wound across the right eye see fig. 1.17 .
Choniates writes about the left eye, but not about the right eye, but we should not forget about the fact, that Choniates’ narration is by no means an original. As we have seen it is some kind of compilation of the old sources made by a more recent editor. Besides, the documents themselves apparently also appeared as a result of multiple re-writes. As we understand it now the story of Christ was indeed very ancient. The twelfth century is deep antiquity according to the new chronology. We cannot expect the complete matching in the accounts in every detail. Nevertheless, the fundamental aspects of the events, as we are finding out, survived quite well. In this case – the blinded eye.
Let us also remember that in Choniates’ version Andronicus was compared to the CYCLOPS , p.279. To remind you – Cyclops are the ‘GIANTS WITH ONE EYE in their forehead, they are noted for remarkable strength’ .Besides, the cyclopes ‘belong to the MOST ANCIENT GENERATION OF GODS’ , v.1, p.649.
There emerges an impression, that Choniates calls Andronicus CYCLOPES by no means accidentally. Most likely the mythological Cyclopes is Christ, whom before his death was blinded in one eye. Christ was tall. Subsequently rumour built upon this fact created a mighty one eyed giant – Cyclopes. In fig.2.74 .2.75 and are shown the pictures of the ‘ancient’ Greek amphorae – the blinding of Cyclopes Polyphemus.