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  Giant (mythology)
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 bore children to them, the same became mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
In Greek Mythology the '' Gigantes '' (γίγαντες) were (according to the poet Hesiod) the children of Uranos (Ουρανός) and Gaea (Γαία) (The Heaven and the Earth).
In Germanic Mythologies – of which Norse Mythology, due to its extensive Icelandic sources, is the only one well recorded – the giants ('' Jötnar '' in Old Norse, a cognate with '' Ettin '' and '' Ent '') are often opposed to the gods.
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 Mythology @ FreshCaffeine.com
The Italian monk ANNIUS OF VITERBO (Giovanni Nanni, c.1432-1502) asserted the the biblical NOAH was a GIANT.
His wife was PANDORA, whose curiosity allowed the troubles of the world to be unleashed and her husband to be changed by ZEUS, the king of the gods, into a monkey for his meddling with the domain of the gods.
She is a monstrous, demonic being that belongs to a class of Nursery Bogies described with vigor by watchful nursemaids and anxious parents in order to prevent the untimely death of children in such fearful places.
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  Giant (mythology) - Wikinfo
Giants are humanoid creatures of prodigious size and strength, a type of legendary monster that appear in the tales of many different races and cultures.
In the mature form of this mythology recorded in the Edda poetry and prose, giants inter-marry with the gods and are the origin of most of the monsters in Nordic mythology (e.g., the Fenris Wolf), so relations between the Aesir and the giants are sometimes cordial and sometimes adversarial.
Norse and Anglo-Saxon mythology are also rich in tales of giants, which seem there to be a separate race akin to the gods, and strove often with Thor.
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  Celtic Mythology Encyclopaedia
In Celtic mythology, Cuchulinn is a hero-king of Ulster and son of Lugh.
In Celtic mythology, Gwyrthur ap Greidawl (Gwyrthur) is a rival to Gwyn ap Nudd for the affections of Creurdilad.
In Celtic mythology, Penardum was a sea-goddess married to Llyr.
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  Giant (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology the gigantes (γίγαντες) were (according to the poet Hesiod) the children of Uranos (Ουρανός) and Gaea (Γαία) (The Heaven and the Earth).
Norse mythology also holds that the entire world of men was once created from the flesh of Ymir—a giant of cosmic proportions, by some considered to share a root with the name Yama of Indo-Iranian mythology.
In Basque mythology, giants appear as jentilak and mairuak (Moors), and were said to have raised the dolmens and menhirs.
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 Giant (mythology)
Giants are humanoid creatures of prodigious size and strength, a type of legendary monster that appear in the tales of many different races and cultures.
Norse and Anglo-Saxon mythology are also rich in tales of giants, which seem there to be a separate race akin to the gods, and strove often with Thor.
"Giant" is also colloquially used for a human who is unusually tall, or afflicted with one of the several forms of gigantism.
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 The Probert Encyclopaedia - Norse Mythology
In Norse mythology, Jotunheim is the abode of the giants.
In Norse mythology, Sif was a goddess of crops and fertility, married married to Thor.
In Norse mythology, Thor was the son of Odin, husband of Sif, and a member of the Aesir, he was the god of thunder and the main enemy of the giants, smashing their heads with his mighty hammer Mjollnir which to wield he needed iron gloves and a belt of strength.
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The giants in mythology are primordial creatures of enormous size, the personifications of the forces of nature.
When a giant was slain by a mighty god, the god would create heaven and earth from the giants body (see: Ymir and Tiamat).
In Genesis it is said that "in those days there were giants in the earth" and of course there is the story of David and Goliath, although the latter can hardly be considered a giant, being only 3 meters (9,8 ft), when compared to the giants in mythology and folklore.
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Thrym ("crash") was the ruler of the giants in Jötunheim (Jotunheim).
Hrungnir was a giant from Griotunagardar, frontier of Giantland.
Thiassi was the giant who had abducted Idun, keeper of the apples of youth, with the help of Loki.
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 GIANTS, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
The GIANTS were born from the flowing blood which fell upon the earth after the Castration of Uranus, performed by Cronos.
These GIANTS did attack heaven [see Gigantomachy], and as an oracle had declared that none of the them could perish at the hands of the gods unless a mortal could help them, these summoned Heracles 1 to their aid, and the GIANTS were destroyed.
The GIANTS are collectively said to be the sons either of Uranus and Gaia, or of Gaia by herself, or to have been born from the blood which fell upon the earth after the Castration of Uranus [but see list below].
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 World Mythology Encyclopedia, Greek Mythology, Norse, Roman, Egyptian, Celtic Mythology
World Mythology is primarily a source for mythologies of various lands and religions.The mythology is divided to following sections:...
In Greek mythology, Zeuxippe was the daughter of Eridanus and the wife of Pandion.
In Druid mythology, Taranis is the god of the wheel, associated with forces of change.
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 Mythology Term Papers | Mythology Essays
A 14 page paper that presents the complex roles of women in mythology and the three major categories in which most mythological women can be placed.
This paper also demonstrates the way in which culture determines the roles of women, and utilizes a variety of mythologies, from the myths of medieval England to those of ancient Greece, to demonstrate the depiction of these roles.
The paper argues that Zeus changed from a fickle and furious weather-god to a champion of justice, as his worshippers changed from illiterate tribesmen to the highest culture of the ancient world.
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 Lycos Retriever: Search results for norse mythology
Age of Mythology envelops players in a world where heroes battle mythological creatures and gods meddle in the lives of mortal men.
Equal in prowess to Thor, Freya is nearly the equal of Odin, the Allfather.
Ragnarok, in Norse mythology, was the predestined death of the Germanic gods.
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 Search Results for "giant"
giant clam, common name for the largest bivalve mollusk in the world, Tridacna gigas, also known as the bear's paw clam.
The giant has been the symbol for the expression of certain recurring beliefs in the mythologies of...
Giant Mountain (4,622 ft/1,049 m), Essex co., NE N.Y., in the High Peaks sect.
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 Giants — FactMonster.com
Albanian giants are as tall as pine trees, with fl beards that reach to their knees.
Irish giants are pleasant, English giants are openly evil, and Welsh giants are clever and cunning.
Giant's Causeway - Giant's Causeway Giant's Causeway, headland on the north coast of Moyle dist., N Northern...
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 Welcome to the Planets Version
Centaur -- In Greek mythology, a being with the head, arms, and torso of a man, and the body and legs of a horse.
Enceladus -- In Greek and Roman mythology, a giant, son of Titan and Gaea.
In Greek mythology, god of the sky, mate of the goddess of the Earth, and father of the Titans.
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 Orkneyjar - Giant Lore in Orkney
Giant lore, as it survives today, is fragmentary and usually takes the form of folktales that explain the occurrence of a natural feature - features such as large rocks, a mound or standing stone.
The Giant Stone on Copinsay was said to have been thrown there by a giant from the farm of Stembister in Deerness.
The common Orcadian motif of giants forming various pieces of terrain - usually by dropping rocks or earth - is interesting and may hark back to the oldest of Norse legends in which the body of the dead giant Ymir is used by Odin and his brothers to build the world.
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 giant - Encyclopedia.com
Geographic patterns in growth of the giant Pacific sea scallop, Patinopecten caurinus.
Giant Motorsports Releases 2005 Revenue Guidance; Forecast Project Revenues in Excess of $100 Million for 2005 In Approximate 22% Increase over Current Year.
Giant Industries Inc. Announces Receipt of Tenders and Consents in Connection with Its Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation for $150 Million of 9% Senior Subordinated Notes.
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 Search Results for "giant"
Greek Mythology A giant hunter, pursuer of the Pleiades and lover of Eos, killed by Artemis.
...Greek Mythology A giant wrestler who could not be defeated as long as he remained in contact with the earth.
Greek Mythology A giant with 100 eyes who was made guardian of Io and was later slain by Hermes.
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 AllRefer.com - giant (Folklore And Mythology) - Encyclopedia
The giant has been the symbol for the expression of certain recurring beliefs in the mythologies of all races.
Among the myths of such different cultures as the Greeks, the Scandinavians, and the Native Americans of the Great Plains, giants were believed to be the first race of people that inhabited the earth.
Two of the most familiar legends concerning giants are those of Jack the Giant Killer and David and Goliath.
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 Giant   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The giant is often considered somewhat of a "noble savage, as symbols of nature in the wild, in its primeval state before it was annexed by civilization.
In ancient mythology, giants represent the dest ructive forces of nature; they are often clumsy and malicious.
According to Julien, "Giants are the incarnation of fears that tormented ancient tribes: 'faceless, anonymous fears, fears of evil-doing spirits, of storms, of fire from the sky, of high tides, insecurity, bad luck, hunger, and above all, death" (178).
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 Argus - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Argus, in Greek mythology, a 100-eyed giant, also called Panoptes (Greek for “the all-seeing”).
Argus was assigned to guard Io, the mistress of...
- hundred-eyed giant: in Greek mythology, a giant with 100 eyes.
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In Norse mythology, the giant Thiazi is a son of the giant Olvaldi.
In Norse mythology, Var is the goddess of contracts and marriage agreements, one of the principal goddesses.
In Norse mythology, Ymir is the primordial giant and the progenitor of the race of frost giants.
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 Giant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Giant Food, two distinct supermarket chains in the Mid-Atlantic part of the United States
Andre the Giant, a deceased French professional wrestler
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
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 Bestiary of Modern Fantasy: Giant Scorpions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Giant Scorpions are just like regular scorpions (an arachnid with pincers and a tail with a poisonous stinger), but are much larger.
In Greek mythology, a giant scorpion appeared in a myth involving Orion (son of Poseidon, the God of the sea).
Giant Scorpions also appeared in Dungeons and Dragons as a monster usually found in deserts and other warm climates.
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 Final Fantasy Addicts
It was the three-headed watchdog of the Gates to the Underworld in Greek mythology.
From Greek Mythology it is the spear of Odin.
Jormungand, in Germanic mythology, was the serpent son of Loki and Angrboda, and brother of Fenrir and Hel.
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Giants are oversized humanoids that are featured in much folklore, and appear in such mythology as Norse, and Greek.
Giants are often seen as earth's elder race.
Giants normally are seen to be solitary although the Greek titans formed communities.
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 greek mythology - Definition, Synonyms, and Reference from OnPedia.com
Pandora's box - (Greek mythology) a box that Zeus gave to Pandora with instructions that she not open it; she gave in to her curiosity and opened it; all the miseries and evils flew out to afflict mankind
Cocytus, River Cocytus - (Greek mythology) a river in Hades that was said to be a tributary of the Acheron
Argus - (Greek mythology) a giant with 100 eyes; was guardian of the heifer Io and was slain by Hermes
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 Giantology: Giants   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I've written about a few giant creatures that once lived under the water (basilosaurus was the largest), but this new find is in a class by itself.
As for that giant, well, arguably he's been asleep for a while, since the region experienced a gold rush in the early 1900s and has been inhabited ever since.
Giants first appear in Genesis 6:1, right after the descendents of Adam and Eve begin populating the Earth, and right before Noah hops in his little boat for an all-expenses paid cruise around the world.
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