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  1. Red Pill Junkie
    Red Pill Junkie February 26, 2013 at 7:42 pm |

    >”What occurred was that the True Giants were seen as our ancient enemies. And killed by the technologically supreme humans.”

    Could it be the other way around, though? What’s your take on all the stories & legends re. slanted-eyed, red-haired, six-fingered giants that built megalithic structures in Europe & the Americas?

    1. alanborky
      alanborky February 27, 2013 at 3:20 pm |

      That’s something I’ve also wondered about RPG because even in the David and Goliath account we’re presented with the image of this huge figure clad from head to toe in every conceivable kind of bronze armour and weaponry associating him therefore with the cutting edge hi tech of the day whereas Super Dave’s effectively portrayed as a baby Fred Flintstone figure straight out the Stone Age forced to confront his adversary with nothing more than stones and a sling.

      1. Red Pill Junkie
        Red Pill Junkie February 27, 2013 at 6:33 pm |

        Yeah, I think the idea that more advanced civilizations will *always* have the upper hand against more primitive societies needs to be revised.

        Take the Roman empire for example, conquered by ‘barbarians’ at the end of its influence.

  2. Tria MacLeod
    Tria MacLeod February 28, 2013 at 1:17 am |

    There seems to be a great deal of variation between tales of ancient giants. In some traditions they were fairly intelligent, while in other tales they tended towards being dullards. If these tales of giants were based on actual encounters, what would the possibility be that giants in some areas were killed off, shrinking the gene pool to the point that chromosome defects occurred causing different populations to regress? Is there a trend that older origin giant tales showed more intelligent/ sympathetic beings than more recent origin tales?

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