Thursday, August 19, 2010

Are Giants Just "Tall" Tales?

From the Holy Bible to Greek mythology, from Native American legends to conquistador diaries, from nursery rhymes to newspapers, from Josephus and Homer to modern day historians and archeologists, accounts of giant human beings living on Earth are abundant.

When most people think of the Titans, Hercules, Conan, Cyclops, Goliath, Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, the Jolly Green Giant, or Jack's Beanstock Giant, all these characters bring to mind fictional or so-called "mythological" imaginings. But what about in actual literal Earth history? Many assume these so-called "legends" and "tall tales" have no basis in fact, but is that true?

The Greek poet Homer wrote in 400 B.C., "On the earth there once were giants." Maximinus Thrax was a Roman Emporer who stood 8 ft. 6 in. tall! The notorious Genghis Khan was said to be of giant proportions. The apocryphal scriptures of "The Book of Enoch" and "The Book of Giants" also mention giant human beings extensively. For Bible-believing Christians, the fact that giants existed in human history is already decided by the word of God since stories of ancient giants are replete throughout the text. Here's a small sampling of the many references to giants in the Bible:

"There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown." Genesis 6:4

"In still another battle, which took place at Gath, there was a huge man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot - twenty-four in all. He also was descended from Rapha. When he taunted Israel, Jonathan son of Shimeah, David's brother, killed him." 2 Samuel 20-21

"And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver's beam. And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot and he also was the son of the giant." 1 Chronicles 20:5-7

"And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight." Numbers 13:33

"Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites called them Emims." Deuteronomy 2:11

"For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man ... And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants." Deuteronomy 3:11-13

"All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, which reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants: for these did Moses smite, and cast them out." Joshua 13:12

"And he slew an Egyptian, a man of great stature, five cubits high; and in the Egyptian's hand was a spear like a weaver's beam; and he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his own spear." 1 Chronicles 11:23

The Ahiman, the Amorites, Anab’s giants destroyed by Joshua’s legions, the Anakim, Argob’s 60 cities of giants, Arioch the giant king, Ashdod “city of giants,” the Awim, Bashan’s giants, King Birsha, Elhanan, the Emim, The Gibborim, the Gibeonites, Goliath, Ishbi-Benob, Jericho’s giants, Lahmi, Og giant king of Bashan, the Perizzites, Rapha, the Rephaim, Sheshai, Sihon giant king of the Amorites, Sippai, Sodom and Gomorrah’s giants, Talmai, and the Zamzummin are all the various races, places and figures associated with giants in the Bible.

Many of these have been confirmed outside of the Bible as well. For instance, the town of Anab’s giants still exists today, called Khirbet Anab, 13 miles southwest of Hebron. The Execration Texts of Twelfth Dynasty Egypt (1900 B.C.) now on display at the Berlin Museum, mention by name the Anakim giants and Ashdod, the “city of the giants.” The historian Josephus (37-95 A.D.), who lived in Hebron (home of Biblical giants), wrote that he had on multiple occasions dug up human bones of enormous size. Josephus also wrote about the people of Judah facing the giants of Hebron, saying “There were till then left a race of giants, who had bodies so large, and countenances so entirely different from other men, that they were surprising to the sight, and terrible to the hearing. The bones of these men are still shown to this very day, unlike to any credible relations of other men.” He also wrote of Eleazar, a Jewish giant that stood over ten feet tall being one of the hostages the King of Persia sent to Rome to insure peace.

Roman Emperor Aulus Vitellius also mentioned this writing that, “Darius, son of Artabanes, was sent as a hostage to Rome, he took with him, with diverse presents, a man 7 cubits high, a Jew named Eleazar, who was called a giant by reason of his greatness.” Roman author Pliny the Elder wrote that during the reign of Claudius (41-54 A.D.) a nine-foot nine-inch giant named Gabbaras was brought from Arabia to Rome and placed head of the Adiutrix legions. The area today called “Baqa” near the valley of Hinnom was long known as “Valley of the Raphaim” or “Valley of the Giants.” The Ras Shamra texts, discovered in 1928 Syria, are historical documents mentioning the economy, history, and religion of Ras Shamra (ancient Ugarit) as well as the giant Rephaim which then inhabited the area.

The first Europeans to sail along the Patagonian coast were Ferdinand Magellan and his crew in 1520. Their first meeting with the Tehuelches was recorded by Antonio Pigafetta: “One day, when no one was expecting it, we saw a giant, completely naked, by the sea. He danced and jumped and singing, spread sand and dust over his head. He was truly well built … The captain named these kind of people Pataghoni. They have no houses but huts, like the Egyptians. They live on raw meat and eat a kind of sweet root which they call capac. The two giants we had on board ship ate their way through a large basket of biscuits, and ate rates without skinning them. They drank a half bucket of water at once."

When Hernando De Soto reached the territory of the Apalachee around Tallahassee, he recorded meeting a giant Indian chief whom he described as "a man of monstrous proportions." At the same time as De Soto, across the continent near present day California/Arizona, Francisco Coronado was leading a team to search for the legendary beautiful "Seven Cities of Cibola," and ran into several tribes of giants. Pedro de Castaneda, one of Coronado's team members later wrote a complete history of the expedition mentioning their meetings with giant Indians. In one such passage he wrote of their encounter with the Seri Indian tribe: "Don Rodrigo Maldonado, who was captain of those who went in search of the ships, did not find them, but he brought back with him an Indian so large and tall that the best man in the army reached only to his chest. It was said that other Indians were even taller on the coast."

In around 1542, within months of De Soto and Coronado's expeditions, 5 year old Fray Diego Duran moved with his missionary family to central Mexico and spent most of his life there. During his travels, he recorded several times coming in contact with giant Indians: "It cannot be denied that there have been giants in this country. I can affirm this as an eyewitness, for I have met men of monstrous stature here. I believe that there are many in Mexico who will remember, as I do, a giant Indian who appeared in a procession of the feast of Corpus Christi. He appeared dressed in yellow silk and a halberd at his shoulder and a helmet on his head. And he was all of three feet taller than the others."

In his book "History of the Indies," Joseph de Acosta also tells a tale similar to Duran's: "When I was in Mexico, in the year of our Lord one thousand five hundred eighty six, they found one of those giants buried in one of our farms, which we call Jesus del Monte, of whom they brought a tooth to be seen, which (without augmenting) was as big as the fist of a man; and, according to this, all the rest was proportionable, which I saw and admired at his deformed greatness."

Halfway around the world, in 1575 when the Tartars invaded Poland, Jacobus Niezabilo-vius defeated a soldier of gigantic size who fought within their ranks. After the battle, The Polish army recorded that: "his body was of so prodigious a bulk that ... his carcass reached to the navel of any ordinary person standing by the side of it."

So what do people think? Are these all just "tall tales" told by our imaginative ancestors? Or did races of giant human beings truly exist in Earth history? I have been researching this subject voraciously for a while now and I am personally positive that giants existed, and in fact I think they still do. I will be posting much more evidence of this soon. Peace.

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Anonymous said...

Hey Eric, I LOVE reading about everything that you have been posting, however, being a Florida resident I feel like you, (and everyone else), haven't been giving this gulf spill enough attention. They were only supposed to cap it for 24hours unless they got pressure readings showing that the well was still structurally in-tact, they did not get those readings, the opposite in fact, and it has remained capped since... The problems are the huge leaks in the system and the enormous quantity of methane compared to other wells. Some speculate that the powers at be are in fact trying to create a super-massive seafloor eruption of methane that could potentially cause the next mass-extinction on earth, just wondering if you had any other information...

Eric Dubay said...

Thanks for the comment. I haven't posted too much here regarding the BP fiasco, but there is plenty in the forum on this subject:

They've Murdered the Gulf

Oil Spill Boat Captian's Wife Tells It Like It Is

EPA Data Shows Toxic Water in Gulf

Tar Balls From Gulf Oil Gusher Washing up in Texas

BP Block Key West Citizens From Protecting Coast

Also, have you looked into the possibility that the government is triggering underwater asphalt volcanos? My intuition tells me the "accidental oil spill" explanation is hogwash, with all the toxic gases, mass illness and tar balls, it seems like something more than just an oil spill:

BP Oil Spill is all a Set-Up: Asphalt Volcano

seekjusticenotrevenge said...

I never really bothered to look into this but as you always do, you truely expanded the mind. i skimmed through this and will print it later so i can read it and not see black spots when i walk outside lol. I wanted to show you this link Eric since you live in Thailand and Speak Thai It talks about one of Shiva's guards who guards the entrance to heaven, a giant by the name of Tatawan. If you already mentioned this, i'm sorry, i didn't notice it.

seekjusticenotrevenge said...

This link states that the planet lucifer was between jupiter and mars and the inhabitants of said planet were Giants called luciferians

Eric Dubay said...

Thanks for the links. I've collected a bunch more info on giants but just haven't gotten around to sifting through, writing, and publishing articles on it. Will do so soon. Peace.

Anonymous said...

The bible and ancient spiritual teachings refers to EGO'S as Giants..metaphor, EGO HAS ALOT OF POWER AND STRENGH IN YOUR MIND/THOUGHT PROCESS IF YOU LET IT.......

There's people tall but there not giants,we just think they are but people are all shapes and sizes back in ancient times, if they was 18 feet tall.. would be homes and things bigger to fit there height, like in jack and the beanstalk...

leamaslezaza said...

Wct. My apologies to you. But please, if you are going to give someone some sage advice, know your role.

Eric, I am Native American and there are many stories in Native legend of giants who lived among our Nations. Below are just a couple of links referring to the Red Haired Giants who once lived in the American Southwest. They were eventually killed off by one of the Southwestern Nations do to the giant's cannibalism and encroachment. There was a last stand made at Lovelock Cave, were the remaining giants are said to have perished in their last stand. Archeology evidence in the form of bones and other artifacts were recovered which directly reflect the stories told in the legends. In addition, there was a National Geographic special on the Lovelock Cave and the DNA link to other giants found. Amazing to see the skull next to a normal size skull.

Anonymous said...

Hi Eric,

Very surprised by your blog, by good. About the question mentioned about big houses for them, .. answer : THEY DID NOT NEEDED ANY, THEY RULED ON SURFACE, they were JUST helping in building s. Same was millions years before also, but than giants were real giants, in meaning today's mixed "people" were/are the size of their foot length, that were the smaller kids of the real giants. I can tell you the whole story from coming to Earth till today, because all from that times came and today what are on Earth are mixed creations from known called "aliens", I'd write you everything (but maybe another time ;) ), many things from later times near B.C. are already shown in many games. But globally, all were working together: GIANTS were the strength and power for building and small "like starchild" were intelligence and knowledge. Current Earth's 7kk population is DNA combination between 3-fingered species/kind (the knowledge and mind), the 6-fingered giants (the strength agility and animalism/cannibalism - also called Tarrasque race), and third was the worst from both.. the mortals created from viruses (past and today's intelligent mammals like dolphins, Orka..). Life on Earth is created from life older than Planet Earth itself, and left to evolve. I can tell everything from technology and also other things about our creators, and what they do every moment out there, how I succeeded to communicate with them or developed the technique don't ask me.. it toked me over 40 years - hell in life. Just to tell you on what sentence I mostly laugh when I read : that "We will fight and defeat the Aliens!" :), they always make me laugh whoever they are, but mostly I know who they are.
signature quote: "stone does not have speed, but if you throw it it'll have, same is with light-speed. I do not read news-papers any more, I know it from minds and bodies. Have no-fear."

Evan said...

I truly believe giants existed and I personally think that this gene is most prominent in those who become professional athletes today. Think of Lebron James, the man is a giant by today's terms and I think men like him display this "giant" gene, they are not just tall but extremely physically fit and athletic men which seems to be another feature of these giants. Also, I remember being in awe my first year at college, there was a man there who I would see at the gym mostly and around campus who can only be described as a giant. He was not your normal tall person, skinny or lengthy, but was a normal looking person just of enormous proportion, I've never forgotten him to this day, it's no wonder why these men became kings in the old old days such as the bible says.

Anonymous said...

The ancient history of Britain (then known as Albion) references tales of Giants, who arrived there following the great Biblical flood.Albion (One of 33 sons of Neptune) was the name of the king of the Giants, later defeated by Hercules. Brutus (whence the name Britain is derived) and his men defeated the remaining giants, Gogmagog being one of the last to die. See below extract from one of many accounts of Brutus' adventures.

"About the year 1150 B.C. there appeared off the shores of England (in those far off days called Albion) a vast fleet of ships, Trojan vessels of magnificent design, bearing with them all manner of merchandise and precious jewels from the ancient worlds of Greece and Troy.With them came warriors and craftsmen, their families and servants, seeking a new land. Leading this great expedition was one Brutus, a Trojan General of renown who had won for the Trojans freedom from their Greek oppressors."

They sailed along the coast until they came to the sheltered estuary of a river, and there the Trojan fleet anchored. Alone Brutus took his vessel up this river until where the shallows made it impossible to progress further, he found himself in the heart of a glorious valley.And here, for the first time the Trojan General set foot in Albion.

Straightaway, Brutus sent his legions to explore the countryside, and wherever the Trojans penetrated they found a land of great fertility.Upon hearing the news, Brutus decided that this should be their country, and he renamed Albion and its surrounding islands, Britain.

Before finally reaching Britain, the Trojans fought many battles under the leadership of Brutus, each battle a victory bringing more prosperity to his followers. Their greatest battles were fought and won in Britain itself, for the land was inhabited by giants led by the legendary Gogmagog. Brutus with the chief of his Captains, one Corineus, fought Gogmagog in mortal combat and finally slew him, casting him over the cliffs of Plymouth Hoe.

This same Gogmagog is known to thousands the world over by the famous statues which guard the Guildhall in London. There they have made him into two giants, perhaps because he was too mighty to be represented by one figure alone.