Giants on the Earth
By Boyd Rice
Since the offspring of the Nephilim were said to be giants, and
because virtually every tradition relating to the Flood and
the subsequent arrival of the tutelary gods also has to do
with giants, I have spent several years making note of giant
lore, both mythological and purportedly historical. I’ve
even taken to the road in an attempt to verify reported discoveries
of gigantic skeletons in parts of the United States and UK
(without luck, unfortunately.) Though such discoveries were
widely reported in the mainstream press at the times in which
they were made, whatever became of the skeletons remains a
mystery. Some maintain that the orthodoxy of the scientific/archeological
community has created a conspiracy of silence around such
anomalous finds because they can’t be adequately explained,
and thus constitute some sort of threat to the prevailing
paradigm. Of course, such finds can only be viewed as anomalies
if taken singly. Many such discoveries would constitute
the emergence of a pattern - a pattern possibly indicative
of the need to rethink the prevailing wisdom.
Fortunately, the ancients charged with the transmission of
their people’s history, myth, and folklore felt no need
to alter it for public consumption. They simply retold the
stories that had been passed down to them by their ancestors.
And here too, a pattern emerges, because the creation myths
central to so many ancient cultures contain nearly identical
themes concerning a race of giants. Often the giants were
father gods, tutelary deities, or mythic kings. Often there
was a race of giants, frequently said to be the offspring
of intermarriage between gods and mortals. Repeatedly, such
figures are connected with the legend of a global deluge.
What follows is a brief overview of some figures or groups
central to giant lore.
The Nephilim: These were the Sons of God
who in Genesis interbred with humans, creating a
race of giants. They were called “The Watchers”
in The Book of Enoch.
The Cainites: This was a race of giants
descended from Cain who lived in an underworld kingdom called
“Arka.” Note that the well-known statement in
Genesis that “in those days, and after that,
there were giants on the earth” is in fact not what
the original text stated. What it really said was “giants
in the earth.”
The Anakim: This was another name for the
Watchers. It means “the descendants of Anak”,
or Enoch, Cain’s son. Though it was said that a flood
had been sent to destroy them, there were still entire cities
of Anakim in Canaan as late as the time of Moses. And Jewish
chronicler Josephus states that even in his own day it was
not uncommon for people to dig up gigantic skeletal remains.
Spies sent by Moses to scout Anakim strongholds reported back
that the Anakim were so large that the Hebrews seemed “like
grasshoppers” in comparison.
Tritons: This was a race of giant gods, spawned by
the interbreeding of Poseidon with a mortal woman named Cleito.
In some versions of the story they are part-fish. Some are
said to have escaped the flood that destroyed Atlantis.
The Titans: These were a Greek race of giants
born to Ouranos and Gaia. It is undoubtedly a later retelling
of the Triton saga.
Atlas: He was the King of Atlantis, and
a Triton/giant. He was so large and so strong that he often
represented holding the Earth upon his shoulders.
Quetzlcoatl: This was the giant white god
who appeared to native South Americans and founded their civilizations,
according to their folktales. He too is depicted supporting
the Earth on his shoulders, and he told the natives that the
civilization from which he originated was destroyed by a flood
which he escaped by building a ship.
Hercules: He is also a giant, and is said
to have piloted an ark.
Cuculainn: He is called the Irish Hercules,
and came to Ireland in a ship when his homeland was destroyed
by a flood. Interestingly, he seems to equate with the South
American white god Kukulcan, a figure of “very tall
stature” who arrived on a boat telling much the same
Votan: This is yet another tall white tutelary
deity of South America. Once again we see the strange circumstance
that his name sounds exactly like that of the Northern European
god Wotan, a deity worshipped on the in an altogether different
The Ari: These were a race of Sumerian deified
kings. “Ari” is a royal title meaning “the
Shining Ones.” They were obviously the prototypes of
The Book of Enoch’s Watchers. Numerous Sumerian
seals depict them as men of gigantic stature. They are often
taller than members of their courts, even when depicted seated
on thrones. In the numerous seals that show them standing,
they tower above those standing next to them.
The Tuatha de Danaan: This was a race of
Celtic giants and father gods. Like the Cainites and other
giants, they were said to dwell in underground kingdoms or
inside hollow mountains. One of the chief deities was Lugus,
a name that translates to “Shining One”, revealing
an astonishing connection to Sumer’s deified giant kings.
The Ellu: This was a race of Mesopotamian
kings said to be descendants of the gods. Yet again, “Ellu”
is a royal court title which translates to “the Shining
Ones.” It is thought that “Ellu” was the
basis of the word “Elohim”, a term translated
generally as “the Sons of God.” The Elohim are
considered by some to be synonymous with the Nephilim of Genesis.
Albion: He was one of the Titan giants fathered
by Poseidon. He came to England after the Flood and was for
many years the island’s principle god. In those times
England was actually called “Albion”, after their
Titan god/king. In fact, many British places place-names retain
the words “Albion” or “Albany” to
this very day.
Iberius: A Titan and brother of Albion,
he went to Spain after the Flood. And likewise, Spain was
for centuries named Iberia in his honor.
King Arthur: There is some Arthurian lore
which claims that he piloted an ark during the Deluge, and
this legend also relates that he stood just over nine feet
tall. King Henry II, inspired by stories that Arthur was buried
at Glastonbury, dispatched a team there to excavate the area.
At a depth of nine feet they found a lead cross inscribed
with the words: “Here lies the body of King Arthur.”
Sixteen feet below that was a stone sarcophagus containing
the bones of a man nine feet tall. Skeptics put forth
the argument that the lead cross could have been forged by
local abbots wishing to draw attention (and donations) to
their abbey. Such an argument, however, fails to address the
fact that the nine-foot skeleton discovered beneath the cross
would tend to negate the notion that this could have been
a mere hoax. Later, in the early 1500s, another gigantic coffin
was disinterred, and found to contain a skeleton 8’3”
tall. History fails to record what became of these later bones,
although those of Arthur were respectfully re-interred.
The Cyclopses: The Cyclopses were one-eyed
giants in Greek mythology. It was said that they built the
city of Mycenae in Greece out of massive blocks weighing many
tons each. This is why similar constructions found at Baalbek,
Lake Titicaca and elsewhere are referred to as having “Cyclopean”
The Cabiri: This was a race of giant blacksmith
gods said to live in hollowed-out volcanoes. They had tattoos
on their foreheads of a large solar disc, leading to speculation
that the myth of the one-eyed Cyclopses may have originated
The Cimbri: These were giants living in Celtic
Gaul. They had long manes of blond hair and a fierce, warlike
demeanor, all of which lead them to be compared to lions.
They were also known as the “Cimmerians”, which
may be suggestive of a Sumerian connection.
It was difficult in writing the foregoing descriptions not
to make them all sound incredibly redundant. But in order
to state the basic facts in their simplest form, redundancy
was a necessity, because all of these legends involve essentially
the same story told over and over again. In some instances,
not only were the stories identical, but so too were the names
of the protagonists, such as Kukulcan/Cuculainn, and Votan/Wotan.
It is astounding enough that we should see identical myths
in places as widely removed from one another as South America
and the British Isles, but that the names of the respective
flood heroes so echo one another is utterly remarkable. It
would seem an altogether reasonable conclusion to draw from
such evidence that perhaps these myths might have some basis
in truth. Perhaps the figures were indeed real men, and perhaps
those men were giants.
But if a real race of giants once inhabited the Earth, why
haven’t people in recent centuries been digging up gigantic
skeletons? According to author Stephen Quayle, they have.
Quayle recently published Genesis 6 Giants, the result
of over 30 years of research into Grail lore. The book is
replete with Biblical and extra-Biblical accounts of giants,
mythological accounts of giants, profiles on famous giants
in history, and countless reports of people across the globe
digging up the remains of giants. What follows are a few accounts
of such excavations.
Item: In 1891, at Crittenden, Arizona, some
workers digging the foundation of a new building at a depth
of eight feet struck a huge stone sarcophagus. When they were
able to open the lid, inside were the remains of a nine-foot
tall giant which time had reduced mostly to a pile of dust.
Item: While searching in a cave near the
great canyon of Barranc de Cobre in northern Mexico in the
early 1930s, explorer Paxton Hayes came across 34 mummified
men and women. All had blond hair. All rose to heights between
seven and eight feet.
Item: In 1833, soldiers digging a pit at
Lompock Rancho, California unearthed a 12-foot tall giant
with double rows of teeth, both on top and on the bottom.
The Lompock giant’s teeth, while unusual, were not unique.
Another ancient skeleton later found on Santa Rosa island
off the coast of California showed the same dental peculiarity.
Item: In 1879, some Indiana archeologists
dug into an ancient burial mound in Brewersville, Indiana
and unearthed a human skeleton that measured 9’8”
in length. The bones, which were stored in a grain mill, were
swept away in the 1937 Flood.
Item: In the 1880s, while digging in a mound
at Sayre in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, a reputable group
of antiquarians found skeletons of humans measuring not only
above seven feet tall, but having skulls with horns
( located about two inches above the eyebrows.) The diggers,
including two professors and a Pennsylvania state historian,
turned what they found over to the American Investigating
Museum in Philadelphia, but the bones were afterwards either
misplaced, stolen, or lost.
Item: In 1903, on an archeological outing
at Fish Creek, Montana, Professor S. Farr and his group of
Princeton University students came across several burial mounds.
Choosing one to dig into, they unearthed the skeleton of a
man about nine feet tall. Next to him were the bones of a
woman who had been almost as tall.
Item: Nature, in its December 17,
1891 issue, reported that at a depth of fourteen feet into
a large Ohio burial mound, excavators found the skeleton of
a massive man in copper armor. He wore a copper cap, while
copper moldings encased his jaws. Copper armor also protected
his arms, chest and stomach. At his side lay the skeleton
of a woman, probably his wife.
Item: In the 1860s, some excavators digging
up a hill in Marion, Ohio uncovered thirty skeletons who ranged
in height from seven to eight feet.
Item: In the early years of the 20th century,
a team clearing out bat guano from a cavern near Lovelock,
Nevada discovered several giant cadavers measuring well over
eight feet in height. Their hair, still intact, was said to
have been long and “reddish” in color.
The foregoing accounts, taken almost in their entirety from
Quayle’s Genesis 6 Giants, have been culled
from a wide variety of sources, and represent only a small
sample of those documented. They are largely reports from
the United States, but reveal striking similarities to kindred
finds in Europe, South America, the British Isles, Africa,
China, the Middle and Near-East, Australia, and New Zealand
- that is to say, virtually every corner of the earth.
Though the tales vary in detail, the fundamentals of the
stories are often quite cohesive: giants corpses, frequently
with light-colored hair, generally buried at a depth of between
nine and twelve feet, and often interred with artifacts made
of copper. Some accounts report the presence of items bearing
strange hieroglyphs or symbols. That several of these finds
were excavated from burial mounds seems to lend credence to
the stories told to early settlers by Native Americans, i.e.,
that they didn’t know who built the mounds, because
they were already there at the time that the “natives”
arrived. A number of Native American tribes (such as those
in Colorado) have folk tales relating that a race of giants
lived in America at a time prior to when their ancestors came
there. Still others tell the story that a group of giant white
gods came to live among them, after their own homeland (called
the “White Man’s Island”) was destroyed
by a flood.
It is almost a certainty that some Native American tribes
not only coexisted with the giants, but also interbred with
them, because the earliest explorers to the New World repeatedly
documented coming into contact with Indian tribes of gigantic
stature. Such episodes are noted in the chronicles of Amerigo
Vespucci, Magellan, Coronado, De Soto, and Sir Francis Drake,
both in North and South America. Though the numerous accounts
sited earlier are compelling, and are certainly supported
by the eyewitness accounts of some of the world’s most
esteemed and illustrious explorers, the sad fact remains that
the most persistent commonality between all of these tales
seems to be that the bones - the physical evidence - have
all somehow gone missing. In some instances, this
can be explained by the fact that local authorities, presuming
the remains to be the property of indigenous peoples (Native
Americans, Aborigines, Maoris, etc.) simply turned them over
to tribal chieftains for reburial, and this without taking
a single photograph, X-Ray, or DNA sample for testing (so
as not to profane the relics.)
Of course, the lion’s share of these discoveries were
made in the 1800s, and many far earlier, at a time in which
the rights of indigenous peoples and regard for their religious
institutions constituted a matter of far less circumspection
than in recent years. If, as Stephen Quayle seems convinced,
there is a concerted conspiracy of silence surrounding this
archeological evidence, then it is a conspiracy of, well,
gigantic proportions. The accounts of these giant
remains are too numerous and too far-flung for all of them
to have been lost, stolen, or secreted away. And yet, I truly
believe the accounts. They are supported not only by an overwhelming
body of evidence found in mythology, but an equally overwhelming
body of archeological evidence. Witness the ruins of the many
cyclopean cities referred to earlier. No one knows with any
certainty either who built them or (more importantly) how
they were built. Witness the vast complexes of tunnels and
underground cities associated with the fallen angels (1),
and recall that many of their myths include the detail that
they dwelt in underground kingdoms. Again, no one
knows who built these cities or how they were built. But an
interesting fact to keep in mind is that the tunnels associated
with them were generally nine, ten, or even twelve feet in
ceiling height (the same average heights as those of the giant
skeletons found.) Such tunnels can be found in South America,
the Middle East, and even the Pacific Northwest of the United
States. They are reputed to exist still undiscovered in Europe,
Egypt, and the British Isles.
Regular readers of this magazine will already be aware of
what a pivotal role the story of the Watchers plays in regards
to our own research into the Grail mythos and the bloodline
connected to it. So many avenues of inquiry central to our
own basic thesis seem to have a direct relationship to the
Giant lore connected with the Watchers. The kings of Atlantis?
Giants. The Shining Ones? Giants. King Arthur, a figure central
to the Grail lore? Also a giant.
One of the first well-known paintings on the theme of Arcadia,
Et in Arcadia Ego by Guercino, depicts a fairly straightforward
and seemingly insignificant scene of a man gazing upon an
apparently trepanned skull. When I looked at it, there seemed
to be no hidden symbolism discernable. Until, that is, I noticed
what appeared to be an odd disparity in proportion. The skull,
for as close as it was relative to the onlooker, seemed far
larger than it should have been. Since the painter’s
execution of this painting seemed masterly in every other
respect, I concluded that perhaps his intent was to portray
an oversized skull. Perhaps it represented the skeletal
head of one of the primordial patriarchs of the Grail bloodline.
If, as has been said, the grave of an ancient sacred king
were somehow at Rennes-le-Chateau, perhaps those discovering
it would open the tomb of a giant, a descendant of the Nephilim.
time passed, and our research progressed, this initially abstract
idea seemed increasingly possible. After reading ancient apocryphal
texts which indicated that a number of Biblical patriarchs
were giants, it seemed altogether probable. Ultimately, reading
about Abraham’s burial in the Cave of Treasures, I came
to suspect that something far more profound might lie in wait
at Rennes-le-Chateau. Abraham was an astrologer and magician
who was said to have “traced his ancestry back to the
Giants.” Upon his death, his body was carried to the
Cave of Treasures, an underground necropolis where the bodies
of all previous patriarchs were also interred, down to and
including Adam and Eve.
In addition, the Cave included treasures, relics, and a sacred
archive of his progenitors. While treasures and relics are
of interest to archeologists and museum-going looky-loos,
and sacred archives can be dismissed by academics as mere
superstitious hyperbole, such items found in the context of
a necropolis of gigantic skeletons might well constitute the
basis for a rethinking of world history. These people constituted
a living remnant of the antediluvian world, the mythological
“First Time.” And since myth and history record
that their final resting place was together, in a
single location, I can only assume that they are still there.
(1) These are discussed at length in my article Omega
and Genesis in Dagobert’s Revenge Vol. 4#2.