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After conquering Greenland, the Greco-Romans enslaved and then interbred with the native giants of Greenland, ultimately became giants themselves. Although only conjecture, they likely stand between 8-10 feet (2.43-3.04 meters) in height. This figure is based on 1 Samuel 17:4 which states, “And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span”, a measurement which equates to 9 feet (2.7432 meters). Consequently, terms such as “
Bigfoot” and “Big Brother” are non-fictitious in nature for the Greco-Romans have big feet and consider themselves the big brothers of humanity. The notion of giants on the Earth is littered throughout the mythologies of the world (e.g., Abrahamic mythology, Greek mythology, Roman mythology, Balt mythology, Basque mythology, Bulgarian mythology,  Norse mythology, Hindu mythology, Irish mythology, Welsh Folklore, Native American mythology),  as well as popular culture. The primary reason a majority of the medieval churches of Europe have 10 foot doorways is that they were originally made for giants. In the book “Roman de Brut” (1150 AD), a literary history of Britain by the poet Wace, a drawing of a giant helping the druid Merlin build Stonehenge is found. This historical document, which is currently found in the British Library, ultimately ties the Roman Empire (document title), the Druids (Merlin), and the Giants of Greenland, together forever in time. In Norse Mythology, there were three giants who wanted to marry Freyja, but they were all killed by Thor. When Thrymr, the Kings of the Frost Giants (i.e., the Jötnar) told Loki to ask Freyja to become his wife, the goddess was so angry that heaven was shaken. In the Fenian Cycle, one of the four major cycles of Irish mythology, both giants and warriors are referred to as Druids.

Giants Worldwide
The different names for the Giants of Greenland are found throughout the respective cultures of the world, including but not limited to: Agta (Philippines); Albadan (Spanish); Amorites (Hebrew); Anaaye (Diné Bahaneʼ/Navajo); Druon Antigoon (Belgian); Anakim (Hebrew); Arak Tul-Nur (Eowyth); Basajaun (Basque); Bendigeidfran (Welsh); Wolat (Belarusian); Bogatyr (Russian); Buto (Javanese-Indonesia); Cawr (Welsh); Chahnameed (Pequot); Cormoran (Cornwall); Cyclopes/Cyclops (Greek); Daidarabotchi (Japan); Daitya (Sanskrit); Dasa Maha Yodayo (Sri Lanka); Dehotgohsgayeh (Iroquois); Dev (Turkish); Dev (Dari); Ditya (Javanese); Dzoo-Noo-Qua (Kwakiutl); Earth Giants (Norse/Teutonic); Edd (Scottish);  Enim (Hebrew); Famangomadan (Spanish); Fire Giants (Norse/Teutonic); Fomorians (Celtic); Frost Giants (Norse/Teutonic); Gedegwsets (Coos); Gigantes (Greek); Gog (Hebrew); Gogmagog (British); Goliath of Gath (Hebrew); Gotaimbara (Sri Lanka); Hewiixi/hewietari (Huichol); Higante also Kapre (Tagalog); Inugpasugssuk (Netslik); Ispolini (Bulgarian); Jättar (Swedish); Jättiläinen (Finnish); Jidovi (Romanian); Jotuns (Norse/Teutonic); Kæmpe (Danish); Kalevipoeg (Estonian); Kaour (Breton); Kiwahkw (Maliseet); Kunibert (Germany); Lothar (Germany); Magog (Hebrew); Mahasena (Sri Lanka); Nagate (Germany); Nahgane (Slavey); Nephilim (Hebrew); Neringa (Balt); Neringa (Lithuania); Nunhyunuwi (Cherokee); Og of Bashan (Hebrew); Paul Bunyan (USA); Gergasi (Malay); Puntan (Micronesia); Quinametzin (Aztec); Raksasa (Indonesian); Rephaim (Hebrew); Rubezahl (Wends); Toell the Great (Estonia); Toell the Great (Suur Tõll); Si-Te-Cah (Paiute); Titans (Greek); Toell the Great (Estonian); Upelleru (Middle Eastern); Velikan (Bulgarian); Visayan (Philippines); Volot/Volotomon (Russian); Wrnach (Welsh); Yak (Thai); Yeitso (Diné Bahaneʼ/Navajo); Yimnidge (Adighe); and Zamzummim (Hebrew).


Nephilim Giants

The
Nephilim are the giant offspring of the "sons of God" and the "daughters of men". Because the Greco-Romans interbred with the native Giants of Greenland, they ultimately became giants themselves. Therefore, the Nephilim are the sons of G.O.D. (i.e., Greenland of Denmark) and the daughters of “Man” (i.e., the Line of Man), hence the aforementioned references. According to the Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon, the term Nephilim is defined as "giants”.  The majority of ancient biblical versions, including the Septuagint, Theodotion, Latin Vulgate, Samaritan Targum, Targum Onkelos and Targum Neofiti, also  interpret Nephilim to mean "giants”. In the Holy Bible, the allegorical and metaphorical history book of the Roman Empire, Genesis 6:4 states, " The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown". Nephilim was also the name used in reference to the giants who inhabited Canaan (i.e., Greenland) at the time of the Israelite invasion. Numbers 13:33 states, "And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them”. The latter verse is in respect to the Twelve Spies who first witnessed the giants in Canaan (i.e., Greenland). Jewish translations describe the Nephilim as being from the offspring of "sons of nobles", for they were the direct descendants of the 13 Bloodlines of Rome (i.e., the Lind of Man). The Targum Onqelos, Symmachus and the Samaritan Targum refer to the Nephilim as the "sons of the rulers", while the Targum Neophyti state that they were the "sons of the judges". The terms “nobles”, “rulers”, and “judges” are in respect to the ruling class of the Greco-Roman Empire who ultimately spawned the Nephilim. Footnotes found in the Jerusalem Bible suggest the Nephilim are the "anecdote of a superhuman race”. The notion of becoming superhuman strength and invincibility is exactly why the Greco-Romans interbred with the native Greenlanders. Consequently, the Symmachus translates Nephilim as "the violent ones" while Aquila's translation has been interpreted to mean either "the fallen ones” or "the ones falling [upon their enemies]”. Once their respective lineage became giant-like, the Greco-Romans used their strength and size for nefarious purposes, hence the aforementioned interpretations. The term “Nephilim” (N/X+F/P+L+M) acronymically and/or consonantly equates to “North Flame”, an apparent tribute to the Eternal Flame of Rome which burns in Greenland.


Viking Giants
When the Varangians fought in the partial reconquest of Sicily in 1038 under the allegedly Byzantine Greek general George Maniakes, it was said that he was extremely tall, well built, and almost a giant. This was likely because the Greco-Romans interbred with the native Giants of Greenland after the Trojan War, spawning an unrivaled army of giants which in time became known as the Vikings and Varangians. Consequently, said giants were able to wield weapons too heavy for a normal man, cover great distances with ease, and literally defeat any foe. Byzantine writers noted that the "Scandinavians [Varangians] were frightening both in appearance and in equipment, they attacked with reckless rage and neither cared about losing blood nor their wounds". Due to their giant size, the wounds the Varangians suffered were largely superficial in nature. The Berserkers were Viking Warriors who are depicted in Old Norse literature to have fought in a nearly uncontrollable, trance-like fury, a characteristic from whence the English word “berserk” was coined. Berserkers appear prominently in a number of sagas and poems, many of which describe berserkers as ravenous men who loot, plunder, and kill indiscriminately. The “Úlfhéðnar”, another term associated with Berserkers, is mentioned in the Vatnsdœla Saga, the Haraldskvæði and the Völsunga Saga, were it is said that they “slew men, but neither fire nor iron had effect upon them”.  The poet Snorri Sturluson (1179–1241) wrote of the Berserkers in his Ynglinga Saga where he stated that they “were strong as bears or wild oxen, and killed people at a blow, but neither fire nor iron told upon them”. According to historian Howard D. Fabing, “Men who were thus seized performed things which otherwise seemed impossible for human power”. In other words, the Berserkers had superhuman strength and weapons which would normally kill a man, had no effect on them. Due to their giant size, the wounds the Berserkers suffered were largely superficial in nature.


Book of Enoch
The
Book of Enoch is an ancient Jewish text derived from the Dead Sea Scrolls that was ascribed by tradition to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah. In the book, the children of the Nephilim are called the Elioud, who are considered a separate race from the Nephilim. Among other things, the Book of Enoch describes the creation of the Nephilim: “And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three hundred ells:  Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood.” The Book of Enoch further describes the history of the Nephilim: “And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.' And Semjaza, who was their leader, said unto them: 'I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.' And they all answered him and said: 'Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.' Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it...”.  The reference to Mount Hermon appears to be a veiled tribute to Mt. Olympus in Greenland, home of the Nephilim and the Greco-Roman Empire.

Book of Jubilees
The
Book of Jubilees is an ancient text which was derived from the Dead Sea Scrolls that describes the Nephilim as being evil. In short, the book narrates the genesis of angels on the first day of Creation and the story of how a group of fallen angels mated with mortal females, giving rise to a race of giants known as the Nephilim and their descendants, the Elioud. The Ethiopian version of the Book of Jubilees states that the "angels" were in fact the disobedient offspring of Seth, while the "mortal females" were daughters of Cain. Biblical scholars such as Simeon bar Yochai, Clementine literature, Sextus Julius Africanus, Ephrem the Syrian, Augustine of Hippo, and John Chrysostom agree with this view. According to the book, the hybrid children (i.e., the Nephilim) were in existence during the time of Noah, but were wiped out by the great flood. However, the book states that God granted 10% of the disembodied spirits of the Nephilim to lead mankind astray after the flood. In other words, a small percentage of Nephilim are alive and well in Greenland, leading mankind astray. Needless to say, this notion is evident in the chaotic state of the world today.

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Book of Giants

The
Book of Giants is an apocryphal text which was derived from the Dead Sea Scrolls. The book is thought to be based on the Book of Enoch which itself is based on Genesis 6:1-4. Consequently, the book concerns itself with the history of the Nephilim and their respective offspring that the Book of Enoch is lacking. According to the Book of the Giants, the angels saw the beauty of the daughters of men, married them, and thus fathered giants. The Gelasian Decree, which is traditionally attributed to Pope Gelasius I (492–496), mentions a Latin Book of Ogias the Giant which was identified with the Manichaean Book of Giants, an identification that was confirmed by evidence from the Parthian fragments of the Manichaean work. The Book of the Giants depicts giants named Ohya, Hahya and Mahway who had dreams which foresaw the Biblical Deluge (i.e., Noah’s Ark). The giant "Ohya" is coincidentally also found in the Babylonian Talmud, confirming, albeit in a de facto manner, that the Book of the Giants and Talmud were derived  from the same source—the Greco-Roman Empire in Greenland.


Cyclops

Cyclops are a primordial race of giants in Greek and Roman mythology, each with a single eye in the middle of its forehead. The term Cyclops translates to "round-eyed” or "circle-eyed", symbolic of the Island of Greenland and its single eye (i.e., the Beast of Greenland). In the “Theogony by Hesiod, the Cyclopes were giants with a single eye in the middle of their forehead. They had a foul disposition, and were both strong and stubborn. Zeus releases three Cyclopes from the dark pit of Tartarus, Brontes, Steropes and Arges, the sons of Uranus and Gaia, and the brothers of the Titans. They provide Zeus' thunderbolt, Hades' helmet of invisibility, and Poseidon's trident, weapons which the gods use to defeat the Titans. Hesiod appears to be describing the Jötnar, an actual race of giants that were specifically bred by the Greco-Roman Empire to wage war (e.g., Varangians, Vikings, etc.).The epic poet Homer described another group of mortal herdsmen Cyclopes in “Odyssey” where the hero Odysseus encounters the Cyclops Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon and Thoosa, who lives with his fellow Cyclopes in a distant country. Polyphemus, the giant son of Poseidon and Thoosa, lived upon an island (i.e., Greenland) which was populated by Cyclops. According to a hymn of Callimachus, the Cyclops were Hephaestus' helpers at the forge. The Cyclopes were said to have built the "cyclopean" fortifications at Tiryns and Mycenae in the Peloponnese, another apparent reference to the Jötnar. According to Euripides' play “Alcestis”, Apollo killed the Cyclopes in retaliation for Asclepius' murder at the hands of Zeus. The Sicilian Greek poet Theocritus wrote poems concerning Polyphemus, the Cyclops son of Poseidon, who desired the sea nymph Galatea, and his strategy for winning her. In the Greek poem “Nonnus Dionysiaca”, it states that the Cyclopes killed many men in war. They are also the same giants who tried to overthrow Zeus. Lastly, the epic Roman poet Virgil wrote, in The Aeneid” of how Aeneas and his crew landed on the island of the Cyclops (i.e.., Greenland) after escaping from Troy at the end of the Trojan War.

Giants in Popular Culture
Tributes to the Giants of Greenland are found throughout popular culture, including but not limited to Amusement Parks: The Six Flags roller coaster entitled "Goliath" depicts a Roman helmet, sword and shield; Businesses: Giant Bicycles, bicycle maker; GIANT Company Software, internet security developer; Giant-Carlisle or Giant Food Stores LLC, a subsidiary of Ahold; Giant Hypermarket, chain in southern and eastern Asia; Giant-Landover or Giant Food LLC, also an Ahold subsidiary; and Giant Markets, sold to Weis Markets in August 2009; Comics: Giants, a fictional race of people in Marvel Comics based on the giants of actual Norse legends; and Judge Giant, two fictional characters in the “Judge Dredd” comic strip; Films: Giant” (1956),  a film adaptation of Ferber's novel; “Giant” (2009), an Uruguayan film; and “The Giants” (2011), a Belgium film; Games: Giant, a type of fictional character in Dungeons & Dragons” (1974-Present); Literature: “Giant” (1952), a novel by Edna Ferber;GIANT”, an urban music American magazine; “The Giants” (1977-2005), a series of science fiction novels by James P. Hogan; and The Heroes of Olympus” (2010-2014), a series of novels by Rick Riordan in which Giants are identified as the offspring of the pairing of Gaia and Tartarus; Music: Giant” (1986), an album by The Woodentops; “Giant” (2006), an album by Herman Düne; Giant, an American melodic hard rock band; Giant Records, a joint venture Warner record label; and Giant Records, an independent record label; “Giants” (1971), an album by Dizzy Gillespie; “Giants” (2010), an album by Chicane; Giants” (2012), an album by The Stranglers; Giants, an American post-rock band; "Giant" (1983), a song by The The; "Giants" (1994), a song by Sponge; "Giants" (1999), a song by Jimmy Cliff; "Giant" (1999), a song by the Matthew Good Band; "Giants" (2008), a song by Donald Lawrence; "Giants" (2009), a song by Scale the Summit; "Giants" (2010), a song by Now, Now Every Children; "Giant" (2010), a song by Vampire Weekend; "Giants" (2012), a song by Josh Osho and Childish Gambino; "Giants" (2012), a song by The Stranglers; Giants, a Bear Hands song; “The Giant” (c. 1970), a song by Stan Rogers; “The Giant” (1973), an  album by Dizzy Gillespie; “The Giants” (1974), an album featuring Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, and Ray Brown; and “The Giant” (2012), an album by Ahab; Musical:Giant” (2009), a musical adaptation of Ferber's novel; Opera:The Giant” (1950), an opera by the child Sergei Prokofiev; Places: Giant, Richmond, California, former unincorporated community: Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, California: Giant Geyser, Yellowstone National Park: Giant Mountain, New York: and Giant Springs, near Great Falls, Montana: Science: Giant star in astronomy; and Gas giant, a type of planet; Sports: Giant, an artistic gymnastics skill; Television: Giant” (2010), a historical drama series from SBS; "Giants" (1999), an episode of the television series “Zoboomafoo”; Lily Duncan, a character from the television series “Mona the Vampire” (1999-2003) who was also known as "Princess Giant”; The Giant, an inhabitant of The Black Lodge in the television series “Twin Peaks” (1990-1991); “The Giants” (1978), a TVB television series; and “The Giants” (1963), an unproduced 1960s “Doctor Who” television series; and Video Games: Giants: Citizen Kabuto” (2000), a third-person shooter game; and Skylanders: Giants” (2012), a beat-em-up game.

Jötnar
The
Jötnar are a supposedly mythological race of “giants” who lived in Jötunheimr, one of the nine worlds of Norse cosmology. They were banished there by the Æsir who refuse them entry to their world, Asgard (i.e., Greenland). Although the Jötnar frequently interacted with the Æsir in a non-hostile manner, they were usually in opposition to, or in competition with them, ultimately ending in genocide. Some Jötnar even intermarried with the Æsir as well as the Vanir. This highly complex relationship between these two races of giants is developed most notably in the Prose Edda and the Poetic Edda. According to well established skaldic precedents, “any figure that lives on, in or among rocks may be assumed to be a giant". The term “rocks” is a veiled reference to Greenland, the “Rock of Ages” and home to giants. According to Norse mythology, the god Odin, along with Vili and Vé, killed Ymir, the primordial giant of the Jötnar. Shortly thereafter, the entire race was genocided, except for the giant Bergelmir. Therefore, it appears that the Jötnar were an actual race of giants that were specifically bred by the Greco-Roman Empire to do manual labor and wage war (e.g., Varangians, Vikings, etc.). Once their respective missions had been completed and they were no longer useful, their entire race was exterminated by their fellow giant brethren, the Greco-Romans.

Jötnar in Popular Culture
The Greco-Roman spawned
Jötnar giants are found throughout popular culture, including but not limited to: Books: "A Few Good Men” (1992-1994), a novel series by Dave Duncan which depicts the Jötun as a race of Viking-like people; "A Man of His Word" (1990-1992), a series of novels by Dave Duncan which depicts the Jötun as a race of Viking-like people; “Hammered” (2011), a book in the series The Iron Druid Chronicles” which features Frost giants; Prince Caspian” (1951),a novel by C.S. Lewis in which the Ettin giants are generally depicted as violent and unintelligent;The Horse and His Boy” (1954),a novel by C.S. Lewis in which the Ettin giants are generally depicted as violent and unintelligent;The Last Battle” (1956),a novel by C.S. Lewis in which the Ettin giants are generally depicted as violent and unintelligent;The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (1950), a novel by C.S. Lewis in which the Ettin giants are generally depicted as violent and unintelligent;The Magician's Nephew” (1955),a novel by C.S. Lewis in which the Ettin giants are generally depicted as violent and unintelligent; The Silver Chair” (1953),a novel by C.S. Lewis in which the Ettin giants are generally depicted as violent and unintelligent;The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (1952),a novel by C.S. Lewis in which the Ettin giants are generally depicted as violent and unintelligent; Films:Thor” (2011), a Marvel Studios film which features Frost giants; The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” (2008), a film in which the Ettin giants are generally depicted as violent and unintelligent; The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (2005), a film in which the Ettin giants are generally depicted as violent and unintelligent; “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (2010), a film in which the Ettin giants are generally depicted as violent and unintelligent; and Trollhunter” (2010), a Norwegian fantasy film which features Jötnar living in Jotunheimen, making their homes inside the mountains; Games:Dungeons & Dragons” (1974-Present), a fantasy tabletop role-playing game in which the Ettins are depicted as two-headed giants; Music: "Jotun” (1997), a song by the death metal band In Flames; which appears on their third album Whoracle from 1997; and Video Games:Guild Wars” (2005), a video game in which the Eye of the North expansion pack introduces the Norn, a giant, human-like race that is clearly modeled on Norse and other Scandinavian motifs; “Guild Wars 2” (2012), a video game in which the Jötun are portrayed as somewhat dim-witted, but highly aggressive and dangerous giants who often travel in groups of three or more; and “World of Warcraft” (2004-2011), a franchise of video games in which the Ettins are described to be a cross between a giant and an ogre.

The Gigantomachy
In all of
Greek mythology, the most epic struggle was the Gigantomachy, the battle for supremacy of the cosmos between the Giants of Greenland and the Olympian gods. Consequently, numerous depictions of the Gigantomachy are found throughout Greco-Roman art and culture. Due to superior technology such as Roman gunpowder, the original giants living in Greenland were ultimately defeated. The story of this epic battle is depicted within Greek mythology, albeit in a veiled manner. For example, Zeus burns the giant Mimas with his "mighty thunderbolt, blazing at both ends", an apparent reference to double-barreled Greco-Roman cannons. The giant Clytius was killed by Hecate’ torches, another apparent reference to gunfire. The giant Mimas was killed by Hephaestus’ “missiles of red-hot metal", an apparent reference to artillery fire of some kind. The rest of the giants in Greenland were "destroyed" by thunderbolts thrown by Zeus, an ominous reference to the gun-induced genocide inflicted by the Greco-Roman Empire. In early Attic vases, Zeus is mounted on a chariot brandishing his thunderbolt in his right hand. Based on these historical depictions, it can be deduced that the Greco-Romans sent out horse-driven chariots driven by armed gunmen in order to slay the giants. The Latin poet Ovid corroborates the notion of genocide when he states that Jove (i.e. Jupiter, the Roman Zeus) overwhelmed the Giants with his thunderbolts (i.e., gunfire). Ovid also gave a brief account of the Gigantomachy in his poem “Metamorphoses”, stating that the Giants attempt to seize "the throne of Heaven", an apparent reference to the battle for Greenland which is considered the “haven” or “heaven”. A tribute to the Gigantomachy was depicted on the new “peplos” (robe) presented every year to Athena on the Acropolis of Athens as part of the Panathenaic festival, celebrating her victory over the Giants of Greenland. Claudian, the fifth-century AD court poet of emperor Honorius, composed a “Gigantomachia that viewed the battle as a metaphor for vast geomorphic change: "The puissant company of the giants confounds all differences between things; islands abandon the deep; mountains lie hidden in the sea. Many a river is left dry or has altered its ancient course....robbed of her mountains Earth sank into level plains, parted among her own sons.” In other words, the battle for Greenland parted the Earth when the mountains of Greenland disappeared and the island was abandoned by the underworld. Lastly, depictions of Gigantomachy generally include what appear to be Greco-Romans hurling lightning bolts at dead and dying giants. Although only conjecture, it's highly likely that the lightning is representative of Roman gunpowder which enabled the Greco-Roman Empire to conquor the native Greenlanders.

New Breed of Giants
The notion that the Greco-Romans interbred with the native giants of Greenland is corroborated by the Roman poet
Ovid who states that from the blood of the Giants came a new race of beings in human form. According to legend, Gaia did not want the Giants to perish without a trace, so "reeking with the copious blood of her gigantic sons", she gave life to the "steaming gore" of the blood soaked battleground. The new offspring, like their fathers the Giants, also hated the gods and possessed a bloodthirsty desire for "savage slaughter". Whether this reference is in respect to the Greco-Romans themselves or the Jötnar, which were specifically bred by the Roman Empire to do manual labor and wage war (e.g., Varangians, Vikings, etc.), is not known, but a new breed of giants were created nonetheless.

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Named Giants in Greco-Roman Mythology
There are a total of 18 giants in Greco-Roman Mythology. The number “18” is telling for it equates to the letter “R” in the Roman-English alphabet, an acronym for Rome. According to the “Suda”, Aristaeus was the only Giant to "survive". Consequently, it can be deduced that the other giants were Jötnar which were specifically bred by the Roman Empire to do manual labor and wage war (e.g., Varangians, Vikings, etc.).  When no longer needed, they were subsequently genocided, hence the demise of the following giants in Greco-Roman mythology: Agrius: According to Apollodorus, Agrius was killed by the Moirai (Fates) with bronze clubs; Alcyoneus: According to Apollodorus, Alcyoneus was (along with Porphyrion), the greatest of the Giants. While fighting in his native land, he was dragged from his homeland and killed by Heracles; Aristaeus: According to the “Suda”, Aristaeus was the only Giant to "survive"; Asterius/ /Asters/Aster: A giant which was killed by Athena, whose death, according to some accounts, was celebrated by the “Panathenaea”. Probably the same as the Giant Astarias named on the Siphnian Treasury; Clytius: According to Apollodorus, Clytius was killed by Hecate with her torches; Enceladus: According to Apollodorus, Enceladus was crushed by Athena under the Island of Sicily.  Virgil has him struck by Zeus' lighting bolt. Both Virgil and Claudian have him buried under Mount Etna, while other traditions had Typhon or Briareus buried under Etna; Ephialtes: According to Apollodorus Ephialtes was blinded by arrows from Apollo and Heracles. He is named on three Attic black-figure pots (i.e., “Akropolis 2134”, “Getty 81.AE.211”, and “Louvre E732”) dating from the second quarter of the sixth century BC, and the late sixth century BC Siphnian Treasury; Euryalus: He is named on a late sixth century red-figure cup (i.e., “Akropolis 2.211”) and an early fifth century red-figure cup (i.e., “British Museum E 47”) fighting Hephaestos; Eurymedon: According to Homer, Eurymedon was a king of the Giants and father of Periboea who "brought destruction on his froward people". He was possibly the Eurymedon who raped Hera producing Prometheus as offspring;  Eurytus: According to Apollodorus, Eurytus was killed by Dionysus with his thyrsus; Gration: According to Apollodorus, Gration was killed by Artemis; Hippolytus: According to Apollodorus, Hippolytus was killed by Hermes, who was wearing Hades' helmet, which made its wearer invisible; Lion: According to Photius (as ascribed to Ptolemy Hephaestion), Lion was challenged to single combat by Heracles and killed; Mimas/Mimon/Mimos: According to Apollodorus, Mimas was killed by Hephaestus. Euripides has Zeus burning him "to ashes" with his thunderbolt. According to others he was killed by Ares; Pallas: According to Apollodorus, Pallas was flayed by Athena, who used his skin as a shield; Pelorus: According to Claudian, he was killed by Mars, the Roman equivalent of Ares; Polybotes: According to Apollodorus, Polybotes was crushed under Nisyros, a piece of the island of Kos broken off and thrown by Poseidon; Porphyrion: According to Apollodorus, Porphyrion, along with Alcyoneus, was the greatest of the Giants. He attacked Heracles and Hera but Zeus "smote him with a thunderbolt, and Hercules shot him dead with an arrow”; and Thoas/ Thoon: According to Apollodorus, Thoas was killed by the Moirai with bronze clubs.

Daughters of Canaan
The Bible, the allegorical and metaphorical history book of the Greco-Roman Empire, depicts what appears to be an internal power struggle over the decision to interbreed with the native Giants of Greenland. As evidenced, there are four verses in Genesis which specifically stated “thou shalt not” interbreed with the daughters of Canaan, and four verses in Genesis and 1 Chronicles which confirm that the interbreeding did in fact take place. Firstly, Genesis 24:3 states, “And I will make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell”. Secondly, Genesis 24:37 states, “And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell”. Thirdly, Genesis 28:1 states, “And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan”. Lastly, Genesis 28:6 states, “When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.” In the end, the Greco-Romans decided to interbreed with the native Canaanites, ultimately becoming giants themselves (i.e., Nephilim). This decision is documented in at least four Bible verses.  Firstly, Genesis 28:8 states, “And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father”, an apparent reference to the sex Esau’s father had with the giant women of Greenland. Secondly, Genesis 36:2 states, “Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite”. Thirdly, Genesis 38:2 states, “And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her”. Lastly, 1 Chronicles 2:3 states, “The sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah: which three were born unto him of the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. And Er, the firstborn of Judah, was evil in the sight of the Lord; and he slew him”.

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Giants in the Holy Bible

Because Giants are Greco-Roman in origin, there are 18 references to the term “Giant" in the Holy Bible, the allegorical and metaphorical history book the Greco-Roman Empire. The number “18” is telling for it numerically equates to the letter “R” in the Roman-English alphabet, an acronym for Rome.


1.
Genesis 6:4: “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.”

2.
Numbers 13:33: “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.”  

3.
Deuteronomy 2:11: “Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites called them Emims.”

4:
Deuteronomy 2:20: “That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims.”

5.
Deuteronomy 3:11: “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 (roughly 12 feet) was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.”  

6.
Deuteronomy 3:13: “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.”

7. Joshua 12:4: “And the coast of Og king of Bashan, which was of the remnant of the giants, that dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei.”

8.
Joshua 13:12: “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.”

9.
Joshua 15:8: “And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom unto the south side of the Jebusite; the same is Jerusalem: and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lieth before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the valley of the giants northward.”

10.
Joshua 17:15: “And Joshua answered them, If thou be a great people, then get thee up to the wood country, and cut down for thyself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim be too narrow for thee.”

11.
Joshua 18:16: “And the border came down to the end of the mountain that lieth before the valley of the son of Hinnom, and which is in the valley of the giants on the north, and descended to the valley of Hinnom, to the side of Jebusi on the south, and descended to Enrogel.”

12.
2 Samuel 21:16: “And Ishbibenob, which was of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of brass in weight, he being girded with a new sword, thought to have slain David.”

13.
2 Samuel 21:18: “And it came to pass after this, that there was again a battle with the Philistines at Gob: then Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Saph, which was of the sons of the giant.”

14.
2 Samuel 21:20: “And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant.”

15.
2 Samuel 21:22: “These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.”

16.
1 Chronicles 20:4: “And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sippai, that was of the children of the giant: and they were subdued.”

17.
1 Chronicles 20:6: “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.”

18.
1 Chronicles 20:8: “These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.”