He lived and he loved like one of the giants of old.
The giants battled, and she couldn't help feeling awed by the prisoner's abilities as he met the blows of all three foes and remained standing.
He was shorter than the seven-foot giants around him, standing right at Romas's height.
He fought by his side in the war against the giants and was his companion in his travels and adventures.
The land was full of " sons of Anak," giants who had terrified the scouts sent from Kadesh.
Two colossal statues of Neptune and Mars at the top of these stairs were executed by Jacopo Sansovino in 1554 - hence the name "giants' staircase."
Ska61, the wife of Nior6r, and Ger6r, the wife of Frey, were the daughters of the giants Thiazi and Gymir respectively, though SkaNi is always reckoned as a goddess.
It is worth noting also that some of the leading families of Norway are said to have claimed descent from giants, especially from Thrymr, the chief opponent of Thor.
Besides the anthropomorphic " giants, " mentioned above, Northern mythology speaks also of theriomorphic demons, the chief of which were Midgar6sormr, the " worldserpent," and Fenrisulfr, a monster wolf, the enemies of Thor and Odin respectively.
Sculpture was also found in excavating the Stoa of the Giants and the Roman agora.
There were hundreds, maybe thousands, of cheerfully clothed giants and models lining a petal-strewn pathway.
At Z is the treasury of St Mark, which was originally one of the towers belonging to the old ducal palace; E, site of old houses; G, clocktower; H, old palace of procurators; J, old library; M, two columns; N, Ponte della Paglia; 0, Bridge of Sighs; W, Giants' Staircase; X, sacristy of St Mark; Y, Piazzetta.
Again (b) the primitive stories of conflicts with " Philistine " giants between Hebron and Jerusalem (2 Sam.
TARTARUS, in Greek mythology, the son of Aether and Gaea, father of Typhoeus and the giants.
It was a vain story, a mere romance, about giants, and lions, and goblins, and warriors, sometimes fighting with monsters, and sometimes regaled by fair ladies in stately palaces.
Thus (a) Caleb by himself drove out the Anakites, giants of Hebron, and promised to give his daughter Achsah to the hero who could take Kirjath-Sepher (Debir).
Elsewhere (b) Caleb the Kenizzite reminds Joshua of the promise at Kadesh; he asks that he may have the "mountain whereof Yahweh spake," and hopes to drive out the giants from its midst.
Giants, as well as a blind or one-eyed monster, are frequently introduced, and the Aesopic fable is not without its representatives.
Like most gods, they had struggles for pre-eminence with Titanic opponents, the Asuras, who partly answer to the Greek Titans and the Hawaiian foes of the divine race, or to the Scandinavian giants and the enemies who beset the savage creative beings.
The ceremony of hoisting a flag and taking possession of the country in the name of the government of the Netherlands was actually performed, but the description of the wildness of the country, and of the fabulous giants by which Tasman's sailors believed it to be inhabited, deterred the Dutch from occupying the island, and by the international principle of " non-user " it passed from their hands.
Many of the ancient oaks that remain in England may date from Saxon times, and some perhaps from an earlier period; the growth of trees after the trunk has become hollow is extremely slow, and the age of such venerable giants only matter of vague surmise.
All that kind of pre-established harmony Wagner left behind him the moment he deserted the heroes and villains of romantic opera for the visionary and true tragedy of gods and demi-gods, giants and gnomes, with beauty, nobility and love in the wrong, and the forces of destruction and hate set free by blind justice.
A charming style, a vivid fancy, exhaustive research, were not to be expected from a hard-worked barrister; but he must certainly be held responsible for the frequent plagiarisms, the still more frequent inaccuracies of detail, the colossal vanity which obtrudes on almost every page,'the hasty insinuations against the memory of the great departed who were to him as giants, and the petty sneers which he condescends to print against his own contemporaries, with whom he was living from day to day on terms of apparently sincere friendship.
On this occasion a procession escorting figures of two giants, Goliath, called locally Goyasse, and Samson, forms the chief feature of the celebration.
It is also the centre for visitors to the Giants' Causeway, with which it is connected by an electric railway.
Some of the most exquisite and most ingenious of these earlier productions, such as the magnificent iron eagle in the south Kensington Museum, the wonderful articulated models of crayfish, dragons, serpents, birds, that are found in many European collections, came from the studios of the MiyOchins; but these were the play of giants, and were not made as articles of commerce.
The men of the heroic age are giants, as were the 'Ad and Thamud to the later Arabs.
There were crude medieval notions that fossils were " freaks " or " sports " of nature (lusus naturae), or that they represented failures of a creative force within the earth (a notion of Greek and Arabic origin), or that larger and smaller fossils represented the remains of races of giants or of pygmies (the mythical idea).
The legend of the Omophorus and Splenditeneus, rival giants who sustain earth and luminous heavens on their respective shoulders, even if it already figures in the cuneiform texts of Assyria, is yet to be traced in Mithraic bas-reliefs.
The Caviidae, in the present more comprehensive sense, include the giants of the rodent order.
In general it may be said that the giants were regarded as hostile to both gods and men.
In such cases there may be some connexion between the giants and the semi-civilized (Finnish or Lappish) communities of the mountainous districts.
In 1916 the Giants added purple stripes to their uniforms, and many other teams followed suit.
(Leipzig, 1909); and " Dolmens, Tombs of the Giants and Nuraghi of Sardinia," in Papers of the British School at Rome, v.
The Moreton Bay pine (Araucania Cunninghamii) is reckoned amongst the giants of the forest.
The names of the most honoured are Captur e ofJe preserved, and we have some interesting accounts of their exploits in the days of the giants (2 Sam.
The gods, as the giants plaintively admit, " rule by beauty"; hence the " Walhalla-motif."
Xelhua, one of the seven giants rescued from the deluge, built the great pyramid of Cholula in order to storm heaven.
The architectural members of some of the treasure-houses have been found built into the Byzantine wall, or elsewhere on the site, as well as the terra-cotta plates that overlaid the stonework in some cases, and the pedimental figures, representing the battle of the gods and giants, from the treasure-house of the Megarians.
The peplus was a costly, saffron-coloured garment, embroidered with scenes from the battle between the gods and giants, in which Athena had taken part.
There were in addition several minor contests: the Pyrrhic, or war dance, celebrating the victory of Athena over the giants; the Euandria, whereby a certain number of men, distinguished for height, strength and beauty, were chosen as leaders of the procession; the Lampadedromia, or torch-race; the Naumachia (Regatta), which took place on the last day of the festival.
Two species of the former family inhabit our islands, but the Belostomatidae are found only in the warmer regions of the globe; some of them, attaining a length of 4 to 5 in., are giants among insects.
According to some, the Lapithae are representatives of the giants of fable, or spirits of the storm; according to others, they are a semi-legendary, semi-historical race, like the Myrmidons and other Thessalian tribes.
The tombs of their inhabitants are of two classes - the so-called tombe dei giganti, or giants' tombs, and the domus de gianas, or houses of the spirits.
A little armadillo, the mulita, is the living representative of the antediluvian giants Mylodon, Megatherium, &c. The ostrich-Rhea americana-roams everywhere in the plains; and there are a few specimens of the vulture tribe, a native crow (lean, tall and ruffed), partridges and quails.
Then it breaks gently forth in a noble, swinging rhythm and massively soft brazen tones, as Wotan awakes on a mountain height and gazes upon Walhalla, his newly finished palace which he has bid the giants build, so that from it he may rule the world (Melody, Ex.
As Such she appears in Homer and Hesiod and in post-Homeric legend as the slayer of the Gorgon and taking part in the battle of the giants.
In January 1865 Sherman marched northwards again, once more abandoning his base, towards Petersburg, where Grant and Lee were waging a war of giants.
Austin, With Macdonald in Uganda (1903) and Among Swamps and Giants in Equatorial Africa (1902); Winston Churchill, My African Journey (1908); Bishop Tucker, Eighteen Years in Uganda and East Africa (1908); articles on ethnology by the Rev. H.
He was one of the Anakim, or giants of Palestine; he read the books of Abraham, where he got the name Yahweh, by virtue of which he predicted the future, and got from God whatever he asked.
He next helped the gods in the great battle against the giants.
On the altar of Pergamum he is depicted taking part in the battle of the giants.
In the Southern Sierra Madre, the " oyamel " and " ocote pine are the giants of the forest, sometimes rising to a height of 100 ft.
If it is not always easy to distinguish between gods and heroes, there is still greater difficulty in drawing a line between the former and other classes of supernatural beings, such as the " giants " (O.N.
A third class of Cyclopes are the builders of the so-called "Cyclopean" walls of Mycenae and Tiryns, giants with arms in their belly, who were said to have been brought by Proetus from Lycia to Argos, his original home (Pausanias ii.
Brugsch (q.v.) was the author of a hieroglyphic and demotic dictionary which still holds the field, and from time to time carried forward the study of demotic by a giants stride.
The Potsdam regiment of giants was disbanded, but the real interests of the army were carefully studied, for Frederick realized that the two pillars of the Prussian state were sound finances and a strong army.
The question then is - How long must the name of Ulysses have been familiar in the legend (Sage) of Troy before it made its way into the tales of giants and ogres (Mdrehen), where the poet of the Odyssey found it ?
Kali, on the other hand, the most terrible of the goddess's forms, has a special service performed to her, at the Kali-puja, during the darkest night of the succeeding month; when she is represented as a naked black woman, four-armed, wearing a garland of heads of giants slain by her, and a string of skulls round her neck, dancing on the breast of her husband (Mahakala), with gaping mouth and protruding tongue; and when she has to be propitiated by the slaughter of goats, sheep and buffaloes.
in 180 B.C. and decorated with a combat of gods and giants, symbolic of the struggle between the Pergamene Greeks and the Gaulish barbarians.
This was regafded as a miraculous feat brought about by the incantations of the magician Merlin, who caused a great stone circle in Ireland (said to have been previously carried thither out of Africa by giants) to be transported to Salisbury Plain, where, at Merlin's "word of power," all the stones moved into their proper places.
There is no doubt that both Gargantua and Pantagruel were popular names of giants in the Middle Ages, though, curiously enough, no mention of the former in French literature much before Rabelais's time has been traced.
The other incidents in which he appears in a purely triumphal character are his transforming into dolphins the Tyrrhene pirates who attacked him, as told in the Homeric hymn to Dionysus and represented on the monument of Lysicrates at Athens, and his part in the war of the gods against the giants.
The Attic tradition, reproduced in Euripides (Ion 1002), regarded the Gorgon as a monster, produced by Gaea to aid her sons the giants against the gods and slain by Athena (the passage is a locus classicus on the aegis of Athena).
To the harmful race of giants (demons), on the other hand, he was an implacable foe, and many stories are told in the poetic and prose Eddas of the destruction which he brought upon them at various times with his hammer.
The constant enemies of the gods, the giants, could also assume animal forms. Thus in Thiodolf's Haust-long (composed after the settlement of Iceland) we read about a shield on which events from mythology were painted; among these was the flight of " giant Thiazzi in an ancient eagle's feathers."
The dog, like Osiris, Dionysus, Purusha and other gods, was torn to pieces by giants; the fragments became many of the things in the world (Bancroft i.
Taken from primitive giants by the non-Israelite clan Caleb it has now become predominant in the patriarchal traditions.
Viirtheim, De Ajacis Origine, Cultu, Patria (Leiden, 1907), according to whom he and Ajax Oileus, as depicted in epos, were originally one, a Locrian daemon somewhat resembling the giants.
LAESTRYGONES, a mythical race of giants and cannibals.
Odysseus in his wanderings arrived at the coast inhabited by the Laestrygones, and escaped with only one ship, the rest being sunk by the giants with masses of rock.
5 seq.) are quite distinct from the popular stories of giants of Gath, and now form part of the joint history of David and Saul.
In general, it appears that those narratives wherein the histories of Saul and David are combined-very much in the favour of the latterwere originally distinct from those where (a) Saul's figure is more in accord with the old poem from the Book of Jashar, and (b) where David's victories over prehistoric giants and his war like movements to Jerusalem pave the way for the foundation-from a particular Judaean standpoint-of his remarkably long dynasty.
Several giants with Romas's shade of blond hair and similar blue eyes seated themselves across from them.
automation giants Rockwell and Omron have entered a global agreement to collaborate on technological and product developments.
It all bodes well for the album ' Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants ' which is due on the 28th February.
The figures came over like giants: Owen Teale was an increasingly commanding Macbeth, Vivien Parry, an impassioned Lady Macbeth.
crash-landing in the Land of the Giants?
gentle giants of the keyboard.
Neville is in the tradition of gentle giants of the keyboard.
The pharmaceutical giants who are pushing GMOs bank some $ 161 billion dollars between them every year.
This is the overwhelming view of Financial Mail readers in a survey into the power of the retail giants.
Since then, all major biotech giants are investing in rice research.
Cable firms can package the service to existing customers and telecom giants like AT&T are beginning to enter the market.
glistened like diamonds, mountains stood like giants basking in the sun.
grumble rumbling sounds Like a giants belly grumbling, something was wrong.
hairless dogs, gorillas, Aztecs, and giants.
Teixeira already has 107 homers and 340 RB Giants Stadium New York phone calls seeking comment.
The limestone outcrops are popularly believed to be the petrified bodies of trolls and giants, rendered immobile by the witches.
The late impresario and life peer Lew Grade fled the Ukraine to become one of the giants in British television.
manatee tours to swim with these playful giants.
Trekking in Tanzania and Kenya The major mountain massifs of East Africa are solitary giants.
Pupils at The Clarendon School had the chance to meet the self-made millionaires, who are now giants in the computer gaming world.
Giants refreshed in joy's great rising morn ' Come and swell the song, Silent now so long: England is risen!
multinational giants that.
There's a nod too to They Might Be Giants, especially on ' Precious Metals ', which some might find off-putting.
pharmaceutical giants who are pushing GMOs bank some $ 161 billion dollars between them every year.
self-made millionaires, who are now giants in the computer gaming world.
skirmish in the battle of the giants?
Sa(h)m exhorts the other giants to cheer up and eat but they are too sorrowful to eat and instead fall asleep.
thumping soundtrack by They Might Be Giants.
Clyde won the East Kilbride invitational tournament with a 6 -0 victory over Ayrshire Junior Giants Auchinleck Talbot.
These giants have a massive wingspan of over 3 meters and have inspired countless books, movies, and stunt attempts.
Martial music (cp. 'ABi i vn vaXorty,, "trumpet") and the Pyrrhic dance, in which she herself is said to have taken part to commemorate the victory over the giants, and the building of war-ships were attributed to her.
xxxiv.), or, from another point of view, clears the district of a prehistoric race of giants.
They are (1) The Book of Secrets (see Acta Archel.), containing discussions bearing on the Christian sects spread throughout the East, especially the Marcionites and Bardesanites, and dealing also with their conception of the Old and New Testaments; (2) The Book of the Giants (Demons ?); (3) The Book of Precepts for Hearers (probably identical with the Epistola Fundanienti of Augustine and with the Book of Chapters of Epiphanius and the Acta Archelai; this was the most widely spread and most popular Manichaean work, having been translated into Greek and Latin; it contained a short summary of all the doctrines of fundamental authority); (4) The Book Shahpurakan (Fliigel was unable to explain this name; according to Kessler it signifies "epistle to King Shapur"; the treatise was of an eschatological character); (5) The Book of Quickening (Kessler identifies this work with the "Thesaurus [vitae]" of the Acta Archelai, Epiphanius, Photius and Augustine, and if this be correct it also must have been in use among the Latin Manichaeans); (6) The Book (of unknown contents); (7) a book in the Persian language, the title of which is not given in our present text of the Fihrist, but which is in all probability identical with the "holy gospel" of the Manichaeans (mentioned in the Acta Archel.
Her power is irresistible, even greater than that of the gods; to her was due the strife (battles with Titans, Giants) that raged amongst them of old, before the rule of love began; the world revolves round the spindle, which she holds in her lap. According to the Egyptian theory, she is one of the four deities present at the birth of every human being, her companions being the Daemon (guardian spirit), Tyche (Fortune) and Eros.
But there are exceptions even among the male giants, such as Aegir, whom we find on friendly terms with the gods.
Another story is that six babes, miraculously conceived, were born of the six nymphs, and that Parvati, the wife of Siva, in her great affection for them, embraced the infants so closely that they became one, but preserved six faces, twelve arms, feet, eyes, &c. Kartikeya became the victor of giants and the leader of the armies of the gods.
xxi., 1901, pp. 30 seq.) We also learn from Pausanias that the temple was decorated with " sculptures over the columns, representing some the birth of Zeus and the battle of the gods and giants, others the Trojan War and the taking of Ilium."
The hoax was finally exposed by Professor Othniel C. Marsh of Yale; and George Hall of Binghamton, N.Y., confessed to the fraud, his object having been to discredit belief in the "giants" of Genesis vi.
From the blood of Uranus (this feature is common in Red Indian and Egyptian myths) were born furies, giants, ash-nymphs and Aphrodite.
1-4 mentions the marriage of divine beings with the daughters of men and the birth of Nephilim or giants (cf.
So what can we learn from the latest skirmish in the battle of the giants?
The origin of BSE was a practice initiated by farm feed giants: the inclusion of slaughterhouse waste in animal feeds.
With a great thumping soundtrack by They Might Be Giants.
Clyde won the East Kilbride Invitational Tournament with a 6 -0 victory over Ayrshire Junior Giants Auchinleck Talbot.
These cats get along well with children and other pets, and they are often referred to as "gentle giants".
The trend now is leaning toward this-entire lines are being introduced by well-known cosmetic giants that dedicate makeup and skincare to men.
He is a graduate of the Makeup Studio of Milano, and his early jobs included working for such fashion giants as Versace, Armani, and Dolce and Gabbana.
Arbus' photos of transvestites, dwarves, giants, prostitutes and mental patients, in poses and settings that convey a disturbing humanity are still influential today.
Listed below are a few of the current tween marketing giants, which provide the perfect gift ideas for that special young person in your life.
He is also a loyal San Francisco Giants fan, and is very proud of his collection of autographed baseballs.
In planting, keep the crowns of these giants of the race fully 6 inches deep: they will come to the surface a year or two later by the very nature of their crown-above-crown annual increase.
In vigour, branching habit, freedom of flowering, stature, and fine presence, they are immeasurably superior to the older sorts; giants many of them, and of beauty unknown till recent years.
Some produce small, almost individual-sized fruits, while others promise massive giants.
There are a host of songs that have made the Rolling Stones the rock giants that they are today.
Online Retail Giants - Online companies like Ebay and Overstock often offer brand-name products at a reduced cost.
House Beautiful's Giants of Design Award for Tastemaster, Bon Appetite's American Food & Entertainment Award for Designer of the Year and Elle Décor's International Design Award for Bedding.
Call upon mythological creatures such as minotaurs, giants, trolls and sphinxes.
On Halloween, kill high-level monsters like Ice Giants to get the mask.
You spend a lot of time traveling through different locations and encountering wolves, Orcs, Minotaurs, Giants and other powerful foes.
Use melee combat, bows, magical instruments and creature taming abilities to defeat giants, orcs, dwarves, wolves and other dangerous foes.
New monsters available: Fel Orcs, Forest Trolls, Naaru, Rock Flayers, Spore Walkers, Fleshbeasts, Fungal Giants, Warp Stalkers and many more.
Some of the most popular Alltel cell phones are made by such giants in the industry as Motorola, Research in Motion (makers of the BlackBerry), and Samsung.
Look for your no-cost Curve applications on sites all across the Internet, but there is a wide array of excellent apps available for you at Blackberry.com, as well as at Google.com and other giants on the web.
Many people across the country remember seeing the quake occur in real time, due to the fact that a World Series game involving the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants was being televised live at nearby Candlestick Park.
If you are trying to squeeze in a walk through Muir Woods, a trip to Alcatraz, a Wine Country tour, a Giants game and San Francisco all in 2-3 days you will too tuckered out to pack to go home.
Like the logos of all classic baseball teams, the San Francisco Giants logo instantly conjures up images of summer afternoons, hot dogs, and cold beer.
The San Francisco Giants are one of the oldest franchises in major league baseball with a history that goes back to the late 1800s.
Legend has it that sometime around 1888 their name evolved into the Giants after one of their principle owners declared them "My giants!" after a particularly satisfying win.
The New York Giants called Harlem and the Polo Grounds home for almost seventy years, and during their stay there, the early seeds of what would become the San Francisco Giants' logo began to take root.
The New York Giants logo featured the letters N and Y printed on top of each other in a manner very similar to the logos the Yankees and Mets still use today.
The familiar orange and black colors were also present since the beginning, as the New York Giants caps were black with orange letters.
By the time the Giants left New York in 1957, their logo had become iconic.
The San Francisco Giants were one of the first original baseball franchises to move their team out west in the 1950s.
Along with their hated rivals the Brooklyn Dodgers (who became the Los Angeles Dodgers), the Giants' moved west in 1957 as major league baseball became a coast-to-coast industry.
While many of the original New York Giants fans resented the move as a betrayal, the Giants quickly adopted legions of new fans in San Francisco who were eager to cheer on their own hometown baseball team.
The Giants original San Francisco home was on the corner of 16th and Bryant at the old Seals Stadium.
In 1960, the Giants moved to Candlestick Park for forty foggy years before the current jewel of a stadium was opened on the shores of China Basin in 2000.
In an effort to maintain as much of the team's identity as possible during the move, the new San Francisco Giants made minimal changes to their logo.
The team's colors remained orange and black, and the logo used in promotional materials, a baseball with the word Giants written over it in cursive, remained unchanged.
In the 1970s, the white baseball behind the Giants name was changed from white to orange, and in the 1980s a bolder, uppercase type font replaced the cursive Giants from the earlier logo.
One of the most endearing things about the San Francisco Giants is their tradition.
In this way, the San Francisco Giants logo also reminds fans of the great game of baseball's storied history.
Everything from elegant evening wear, to swimsuits, to jewelry can be found at this Mecca of shopping store giants.
If you want to know the quickest way to find out who are the giants in the industry, just pick up a copy of the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, and see which labels those celebrity models are wearing as they frolic in the surf.
Each year's edition features swimsuits from the hottest swimwear makers, including industry giants as well as "up-and-comers".
While holiday specialty stores and big box giants offer plenty to pick from at a seemingly low price, it's possible to find an even better deal at the local store down the street.
Most large designers started out as smaller scale operations, however, and only became industry giants after many years of quality work.
It's the largest planet in our solar system, is consider one of the "gas giants" and has storms so strong that scientists can only marvel at their ferocity.
Director Michael Bay was blamed for only bringing the robots to life, leaving the actors to stand without animation in the enormous shadows of the metal giants.
Ryan Merriman: Acting in films like The Colt, Rings, Final Destination 3, Home of the Giants, Backwoods, and The 5th Quarter, this talented young man has gained a small amount of stardom.
Using offshore outsourcing saves funding to fuel development projects that would have been unaffordable, allowing the small business entrepreneur to compete in a world of corporate giants.
Their song "New York City" was covered by They Might Be Giants, and this did a great deal to spark interest, both critical and commercial, in the band.
He is the only artist to have played Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium and Giants Stadium.
Even with the arguments, there are some giants of the genre that belong on any list.
In a decidedly unromantic finale, former Giants back-up quarterback Jesse Palmer chose beautiful Jessica Bowlin.
Bean's story continues in Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets and Shadow of the Giants.
Christopher Golden authored the original Hellboy novels, The Lost Army and The Bones of Giants, and edited two Hellboy short story anthologies.
The other science fiction TV shows running at the time, such as Land of the Giants, Lost in Space and The Invaders, all went with basic designs that could launch from a planet and land on one.
Distinctively Calebite are the stories of the eponym who, fearless of the " giants " of Palestine, gained striking divine promises (Num.
I 1-24); Caleb's overthrow of the Hebronite giants finds a parallel in David's conflicts before the capture of Jerusalem, and may be associated with the belief that these primitive giants once filled the land (Josh.
In the later middle ages he is represented as fighting with giants, dragons and dwarfs, and finally disappears on a black horse.
She has ten arms, holding each a weapon, while her attendant lions and giants are grouped on each side.
Its three roots go down into the three great realms - (I) of death, where, in the well Hvergelmer, the dragon Nidhug (Niandggr) and his brood are ever gnawing it; (2) of the giants, where, in the fountain of Mimer, is the source of wisdom; (3) of the gods, Asgard, where, at the sacred fountain of Urd, is the divine tribunal, and the dwelling of the Fates.
Hernandez and Acosta shared the opinion of their time that the great fossil bones .found in Mexico were remains of giants, and that, as before the deluge there were giants on the earth, therefore Mexico was peopled from the Old World in antediluvian times.
His first work (1804) was an attempt to show by means of their names that the giants of the Bible and of Greek mythology were personifications of natural phenomena.
It is famous in Greek mythology; the giants are said to have piled it on Ossa in order to scale Olympus, the abode of the gods; it was the home of the centaurs, especially of Chiron, who had a cave near its summit, and educated many youthful heroes; the ship "Argo" was built from its pine-woods.
In the Stubbenitz and elsewhere Huns' or giants' graves are common; and near the Hertha Lake are the ruins of an ancient edifice which some have sought to identify with the shrine of the heathen deity Hertha or Nerthus, referred to by Tacitus.
The heroes of Homer are hardly more moral agents than the giants and enchanters of a fairy tale.
The reason is simple; he is not the Ulysses of the Trojan war, but a being of the same world as Polyphemus himself - the world of giants and ogres.
It was supposed that Moab, having expelled the aboriginal giants, was in turn displaced by the Amorite king Sihon, who forced Moab south of the Arnon (Wadi MOjib, a natural boundary) and drove Ammon beyond the Jabbok.
Her arms were crossed, and though she smiled at Lon, Sofia could see her level of comfort was equal to hers among the giants that towered even above a supermodel.
The Grind of the Navir ("Gate of the Giants") is a staircase carved by the waves out of the porphyry cliffs.
Most Hymenoptera are of moderate or small size, the giants of the order - certain saw-flies and tropical digging-waspsnever reach the bulk attained by the largest beetles, while the wing-spread is narrow compared with that of many dragonflies and moths.
The name Jotunheim (giants' home) is a modern memorial of the mountain-dwelling giants of Norse fable; the alternative name Jotun Fjelde was the first bestowed on the region, when it was explored in 1820 by the geologist Balthasar Matthias Keilhau (1797-1858).
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