“legends of another kind …”

December 29, 2011

As a tribute to the retiring biblical gigantology blog Remnant of Giants, I offer this passage from pp. 13-14 of Henry Howorth’s The Mammoth and the Flood: … after which he indeed goes on to collect, in his confessedly compilationist manner, the references to giants in Pliny, Plutarch, Philostratus, and other Greeks and Romans, as well as Augustine, and more modern sources such Kircher, Cuvier, and Figuier, by way of introduction to his “survey of the gradually increasing knowledge by which the true character of these remains was eventually determined.” (27)

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  1. […] Matthew Chrulew, author of the novel The Angaelien Apocalypse and blogger at Negentropy, provides an excerpt from Henry Hoyle Howorth’s The Mammoth and the Flood (1887), in which the learned amateur geologist collates examples of various claims – ancient and modern – that Giant bones had been found buried in the earth. […]


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