The Mythology of Giants

The Mythology of Giants

I have no idea if there are actual giants in And Then There Were Giants by Greg Dragon, but the title got me thinking. How much do I really know about the mythology of giants? What I discovered surprised me. There is no single origin myth when it comes to giants. In some legends giants are Gods.  In others they are monsters.  In some they are just giant people.  Practically every single culture has its own story. It seems as if giants demand a place within the human imagination.  It almost makes me want to create my own story about giants.

For more on the mythology of giants from Africa, Japan, and other cultures check out these links.

Mbombo

Oni

Native American Giants

Jotuns

Greek Giants

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