Giants and Dwarfs Edward J Wood

ISBN: 9781230228099

Published: September 12th 2013

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120 pages


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Giants and Dwarfs  by  Edward J Wood

Giants and Dwarfs by Edward J Wood
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 120 pages | ISBN: 9781230228099 | 4.34 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... appendix. Giant StatuesMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... appendix. Giant Statues at Bamian--Giants Graves--Giants Beds--Giant of Trendle Hill--Hindu Legend--Scandinavian Giants--Tall Zealander--Tall Woman--Sutherland--German Giant--Giant Duke of Saxony--The Child of Hale--Great George--Miller the Giant--Irish Giants--Walking in Stilts--Wiltshire Giant--Prussian Guards--Tall Essex Woman--Great Man of Waes--Giant Girl--Italian Giant--Tall Youth--MacGrath--Byrne--Cotter--Man Mountain--Tall Women--Bamford and Lord Mountfurd--plays the Dragon--Giant Soldier--Long Tom--Aerostatio Giant--Giants in the Clouds--Giant Girl--Chiloott.

Page 19. In Hindostan are many giant figures, cut out in stone, some in excavations, and some upon the surface of the earth. Of the last kind are three gigantic statues at Bamian, cut in stone, clear from the mountain of which they once formed part. The tallest is about seventy cubits high, and the shortest about twenty cubits. Page 44. (rough, in his edition of Camdens Britannia, 1789, mentions that at Lugna Clogh, near Sligo, was a cromlech of large stones, under which human bones had been found, and which was called the Giants Grave.

In the same county, certain caves, cut out of the rock of Corren, were called the Giants House, the almost inaccessible entrance to which had a path about one hundred paces long before it, also cut out of the rock. At Ballymascandlan, near Dundalk, in Louth, was a cromlech of an oval form, twelve feet long by six feet wide, weighing between thirty and forty tons, and resting upon three other stones.

This was called the Giants Load, and was said to have been brought there by Parraghbough MShaggean, a giant, whose grave, a cell of stonework twenty feet long by five feet wide, was to be seen near it. Near Drumboe Hill, in Down, was a...



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