Esqueletos de Gigantes en la tierra/biblia/valle colorado - This giant, unearthed in County Antrim, Ireland, was found to be 12ft 2in high. Its girth of chest was 6ft 6in, and length of arms 4ft 6in. There are six toes on the right foot. This skeleton was


This skeleton was on display in exhibitions in Dublin, Liverpool and Manchester. What later happened to the giant and its owner is unknown.

(Photo from the British Strand magazine. Dec 1895)

Australian aborigines - 'When the world was new, when the ancestors appeared from the north like giants'.

In old Pleistocene river gravels near Bathurst, N.S.W. huge stone artifacts-clubs, pounders, adzes, chisels, knives and hand-axes-all of tremendous weight, lie scattered over a wide area. A fossil hunter searching the Winburndale River north of Bathurst discovered a large quartzitised fossil human molar tooth, far too big for any normal modern human. A similar molar of chert fossilisation was also recovered from ancient deposits near Dubbo, N.S.W. Prospectors working in the Bathurst district over 40 years ago frequently reported coming across large human footprints in shoals of red jasper.

(Ref: http://www.cartage.org.lb/)


A stone circle in Scotland, nearby to Glenquickan was excavated in the early 1800's revealing the bones of ... 'a man of uncommon size' (2).

Giants in popular culture

Giants are a staple in fantasy, and also appear in other genres.

* The Brobdingnagians, from the book Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift.
* In Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the character Alice temporarily grows and shrinks, once filling up a room in the White Rabbit's house due to her size, and another time growing into the trees.
* The giant, Giant Rumblebuffin from the book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, revived by Aslan to fight the White Witch.
* Giants were the main theme of the 1960s television series, Land of the Giants
* Hagrid in the Harry Potter series is a half-giant, as is Olympe Maxime. Hagrid's half-brother, Grawp, is a full-blooded giant.
* The adventures of the protagonist in Poul Anderson's "Three Hearts and Three Lions" include an enounter with a fearsome - but not too bright - giant.
* The 16 Colossi from the Shadow of the Colossus Playstation 2 console video game.
* The Magic: The Gathering collectible card game features many Giant creatures.
* The fantasy series The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever by Stephen R. Donaldson has several significant giants.
* In the Spiderwick Chronicles, giants are incredibly large beings ancestral to ogres who spend most of their adult lives in hibernation and capable of breathing fire.
* The giant Despair appears in John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress.
* The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is a children's book by Roald Dahl about a friendly, dream-delivering giant. The other giants in the book are evil.
* Numerous types of giants appear in the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game including the famous module Against the Giants.
* Numerous types of giants (ice, hill, moss, and fire) appear in the MMORPG RuneScape.
* Andr? the Giant was featured in Sports Illustrated on December 21st, 1981, and is still considered one of the most popular wrestlers of all time. He also starred in the popular movie The Princess Bride as Fezzik, the gentle giant.
* Ultraman Tiga, the 1996 entry in the Ultra Series, heavily uses the mythical giant genre in its fictional back-story. In addition, many other shows throughout the franchise often refer to its lead heroes as Giant of Light.
* Paul Bunyan is a popular giant farmer in American folklore.
* The H.G. Wells book The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth depticts the discovery of a special food which can make children grown on it into 40-foot giants, and the upheaval this discovery causes in the world.
* The Zentradi, a fictional extraterrestrial race of giants from The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Japanese anime series and its Robotech American adaptation.

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