Since the beginning of humanity, we have been faced with a series of mysteries and enigmatic phenomena that occur around us. One such baffling mystery is whether giants really existed in ancient times.
If not, then who built monuments as massive as Stonehenge?
re the stories about giants building Stonehenge really true? In this writing, we find certain evidence supporting the existence of giants at one point in time.
Here we collect data that shows some of the Giant Skeletons that have been discovered.
The Discovery of Giant Skeletons in the Ancient British Era
In the archaeological and historical records, there are over 250 references to giant human skeletal remains ranging in height from 7 feet to 21 feet (2.13 meters to 6.4 meters). These skeletons were often measured and discussed at the time by eminent scientists, scholars and writers.
Numerous pieces of mythology from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland describe sophisticated societies of giants with superhuman abilities and cutting-edge technology who controlled thunder and lightning, as evidenced by the disturbance of their tombs by successive generations. They were often high kings and queens who ruled from their mountaintop fortresses and were expert surveyors, architects, astronomers and geomancers. While some were savage cannibals who delighted in scattering huge boulders across the area in precise patterns.
St Michael’s Hill, Cornwall, 8ft
One of England’s most famous landmarks, St. Michael’s Mount, is situated on the coast of Marazion in south Cornwall. It is a conical granite hill topped by a monastery and surrounded by beautiful gardens. In the early 19th century, a skeleton measuring 2.43 meters in height was found on Mount São Miguel inside a cramped dungeon carved out of solid rock, which is currently the chapel’s crypt. According to ancient lore, Jack-the-Giant-Killer killed Cormoran the Giant. Furthermore, it was claimed that Cormoran had six toes and six toes on each foot. Furthermore, he was a one-eyed cyclops who fought white mages for territory and power, suffering financial losses and gains in the process.
Giant of Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset, 9ft
The monks of Glastonbury Abbey announced a significant find in 1191, claiming to have uncovered the skeleton of King Arthur. Witnesses reported that he was 2.7 meters tall and that the skeleton of Guinevere with a braid of blonde hair was standing next to him. The site was designated as the burial of King Arthur with a lead cross inscribed in Latin.
About 4 years after the discovery, renowned historian Giraldus Cambrensis personally examined the skulls and the tomb and declared it to be a genuine find. The remains were transferred to a marble sarcophagus in 1278 in front of King Edward I and Queen Eleanor, who also witnessed the ritual. The coffin was then placed inside the Abbey. The enormous size of this skeleton has been confirmed by additional records dating back to 1193. Long arches constructed of yew were found in the vicinity of a prehistoric lake settlement, measuring 7 feet (2.1 meters) in length.
Lundy Island, Devon, 8ft 7in
Two skeletons, one 8 feet 5 inches tall and the other 8 feet 7 inches tall, were found near the southern tip of Lundy Island in 1856. (2.56 m). They were buried alongside five other similarly sized skeletons in stone-walled tombs. Since ancient times, Lundy has been mentioned in historical writings. According to the Romans, the locals were “a uniquely holy race of men… who shunned trade and had glimpses of the future.”
Cadair Idris, Wales, 7ft
Peat diggers discovered two bones 2.13 meters high and buried with hazel sticks in 1685 at the foot of Cadair Idris in Wales. Idris Gawr (the Giant Idris), one of the three so-called “Holy Astronomers of Great Britain”, and a renowned prince who ruled in the 7th century, would have his mythological abode on the mountain.
According to legend, he was so big that he could observe his kingdom and the heavens from his rocking chair perched on a mountain.
The summit of Cadair Idris, which is made up of three peaks and resembles a giant seat, is supposedly endowed with mystical abilities. People who sat on it went crazy or received revelations of the giants’ hidden teachings. Across Wales, Idris is credited with creating megalithic sites, many of which have well-known names and legends associated with astronomy, surveying, giant legends, geomancy and other fields. According to biblical tradition, Idris is Enoch, so in the book we explore whether the biblical patriarch was related to or even related to the giant Idris of Wales.
Maeshowe, Orkney, 10ft
Maeshowe is a significant megalithic tomb from 2800 BC located on mainland Orkney, Scotland. The Ness of Brodgar, the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar are all components of the same megalithic structure. A ten-foot-tall skeleton and two mummies were discovered inside the site in 1861, according to antiquarian James Farrer, who led the excavations. While it is possible that this is the same find, Jo Ben’s Descripto Insuluarum Orchadiarum (Descriptions of Orkney) from 1529 stated that a 14-foot (14.26 m) skeleton was also discovered nearby.
Giant Color, Northumberland, 21 feet
Near a section of Hadrian’s Wall at Corbridge, Northumberland, in 1660 the remains of a magnificent skeleton were discovered. It was said to be 21 feet long (6.4 m). At the beginning of the 19th century, a neighboring skull of “immense size” and in perfect condition was discovered. The giant’s rib was previously on display in the kitchen of the Old George Inn in Newcastle before ending up at the Keswick Museum in Cumbria, where it was preserved with other massive skulls and bones in a collection known as the Cabinet of Oddities.
St Bee’s, Cumbria, 13 feet 6 inches
Hugh Hodson of Thorneway, in Cumberland, discovered a giant about twelve feet tall in cornfields at St. Bee’s, Cumbria, in the early 1800’s. The skeleton still wore all his armour, had a massive sword and an ax that was over “six feet long”. According to Hodson, “His teeth were six inches long, two inches wide, and his forehead was more than a hand’s breadth wide. Three small pieces of oatmeal would fit on your sirloin bone. The huge discoveries were shared among the locals and would never be seen again.
Glenelg Broch, Scotland, 11ft
Two extraordinary bones have been found in the 2,000-year-old Scottish Dun Telve Broch in Glenelg. Both were noted as having strong bones and good proportions; one was around 2.6 meters tall, while the other was over 3.35 meters tall. The larger man in the excavation was able to effortlessly fit the jaw bone over his own jaw with room to spare because it was so large. However, “suddenly there came lightning, thunder, and a downpour of such a torrent as no one has ever heard or seen.” The huge spirits were clearly unhappy with the diggers because they gave them a “Thundersower” encounter that they would never ignore. The neighborhood was known as the Land of Great Men, and this stone tower is one of many that can be found in Scotland.
Duchuil, Co.Mayo, Ireland, 12 feet 6 inches
According to Glyn Daniel, director of archeology at the University of Cambridge, the illustrious Saint Patrick may have been the first archaeologist. Saint Patrick found an ancient warrior skeleton over twelve feet long (3.65 meters) in an Irish-length tomb while excavating ancient burial grounds. A huge ax and huge sword were also found in the tomb. The bones and old-fashioned weapons were soon dispersed across St. Patrick’s. He would have sent the giant Pagon to heaven after trying to rescue his soul by naming his skeleton!
Stonehenge, Wiltshire, 14 feet 10 inches
A 1-inch skeleton was discovered a few miles south of Stonehenge in the early 1500s, according to Sir Thomas Elyot, author, diplomat and scholar. A mysteriously inscribed ancient book was also contained within the huge wooden coffin. William Camden and John Leland, two well-known authors of the period, wrote about it. A large lead and tin “table” with more peculiar inscriptions was also discovered nearby.
No matter how much science denies the existence of giants, these bits of evidence are extremely convincing in nature. What do you think? Let us know in the comments box.