Not many people today are aware that there used to be a giant race of beings that had walked and ruled the earth. Throughout history they have been known in literature as the Nephilim, Anunnaki, mighty men of renown, and simply as giants who became Gods on earth. Men who were renown for the super human mental power, strength, and length in years which they had lived. Nearly 2,500 years ago, the Greek historian, Homer had often complained of the decreasing size of the human species, and in the bible we find these same people written about who are both giant in size and lived to extremely old ages.
Today, there is real true-life modern day science that backs up these stories, and that any one of us can research to find out the truth for ourselves. In fact, the actual bones of these giants have been found all over the world in places such as America, Italy, Peru, Crete and many other countries. Just recently, I had written on these giants in my article titled: The Alien DNA of the Elongated Nephilim Skulls, where I state the words of a geneticist working with one of the world’s top experts on these giant skulls, Brien Foerster who lives in Peru and had the DNA tested on one of the elongated skulls that have been found all over Peru. The Geneticist had this to say;
Whatever the sample labeled 3A has came from – it had mtDNA with mutations unknown in any human, primate or animal known so far.
As you can see, there is now real-life science verifying these giants did in fact exist, and they may be from a different world or an unknown species of human. But for the purpose of this article, I would like to focus on one area of the world in particular where these giants have been discovered. A place in the Mediterranean Sea known today as the island called Crete, where I believe these Giants had first originated and/or was one of their most important home bases in all of history. I will support my research below with eyewitness accounts and quotes from some of the world’s most renown authors and geographers that have been taken directly from their sources.
Over the course of history, the island of Crete has been one of the, if not the most important of all the Greek islands due to the fact of its history of both governments and Gods who have ruled the earth and seas from this most ancient Holy Island. During the last few thousand years, Crete has been known by various names such as Kaphtor, Candia, Cappadocia, and in Greek myths as Atlantis, or in ancient literature as Arcadia.
These name facts are important to comprehend in order to understand the ancient history surrounding this island. It wasn’t until the last 100 years or so that much of this history was lost in time or wiped out purposely for the alleged good of all spiritual parties involved.
As I mentioned above, Crete was once known in old times as Arcadia. The Greek historian Herodotus had written about another historian, Eustathius who had said that Arcadia was once called Gigantis, “The Land of Giants,” because of the giants who had formerly lived there. It was also known as the Greek Garden of Eden. This connection between Arcadia, giants, and to the Garden of Eden makes sense, because the 4th century Roman author Servius in his Commentary on the Eneid says, that the Arcadians often reached the age of 300 years.—Grotius.
Several of the world’s most influential authors all throughout history verify these accounts of giants, gods, and the island of Crete. People such as Diodorus Siculus, Pliny, Strabo, Plutarch, and Plato, just to name a few. In addition to these historical accounts by some of the world’s most trusted authorities, there is also the science with real life giant bones that have been found on Crete. In fact, the largest bones that have ever been found were discovered on this very same island, which may prove this was truly the home or the Land of Giants.
Pliny in the 6th chapter of the 7th book of his Natural History, speaks of a mountain in Crete that had been overturned by an earthquake and that had uncovered the bones of a massive giant. Philodemos of Gadara (ca. 110-40 B.C.) reported another giant found on Crete that was 48 cubits in length; this would equate to 72 feet in length. These finds are interesting because the God Zeus or Jupiter was also educated and hid in a cave on a mountain called Mount Ida on Crete.
This was also where the priests of Pan had first originated and worshiped on the mountain known as Lycaeus and the Sacred Mountain. The Luperci priests who were also known by many names such as the Telchines, Curetes, Corbanytes, and the Priesthood of Jupiter Ammon etc., were placed in charge of protecting Zeus (Jupiter or Jove) by his mother Rhea from his vengeful father, Cronus (Saturn).
During the Cretan war from 205–200 BC a massive giant skeleton was discovered on the island. This giant was measured at the length of thirty-three cubits, which equates to nearly 42 feet. The Roman Lucius Flaccus was a notable eye witness to the gigantic bones, and the Greek writer under Roman Emperor Hadrian, Phlegon of Tralles also mentions the discovery of several giant skeletons.
In the The Geography of Strabo, Volume 1 By Strabo, he writes about these giants that were discovered in city founded by the biblical Corinthians who used to reside in the modern day island of Crete;
“Somewhere in this neighbourhood is the mountain Bermius,2 which was formerly in the possession of the Briges, a Thracian nation, some of whom passed over to Asia and were called by another name, Phrygians (Phryges). After Thessalonica follows the remaining part of the Therman Gulf, extending to Canastneum. This is a promontory of a peninsula form, and is opposite to Magnesia. Pallene is the name of the peninsula. It has an isthmus 5 stadia in width, with a ditch cut across it.
There is a city on the peninsula, formerly called Potidsna, founded by the Corinthians, but afterwards it was called Cassandria, from king Cassander, who restored it after it was demolished. It is a circuit of 570 stadia round the peninsula by sea. Here giants were said to have lived, and the region to have been called Phlegra. Some consider this to be a mere fable, but others, with greater probability on their side, see implied in it the existence of a barbarous and lawless race of people who once occupied the country, but who were destroyed by Hercules on his return home, after the capture of Troy. Here also the Trojan women are said to have committed the destructive act of burning the ships, to avoid becoming the slaves of their captors’ wives.”
Cristoforo Buondelmonti (1386 – c. 1430) was an Italian monk, traveler, and a pioneer in promoting first-hand knowledge of Greece and its antiquities, who had written about a Cretan city named Sarandopolis that was formerly inhabited by giants, and where modern eparkhia of Setia derived its name.
They are spoken about in the Old and New Testaments such as in Genesis where it is written, “There were giants in the earth in those days”, or in Genesis 6:4 where it says that the offspring of the Nephilim were “mighty men of old, men of renown.” In Num. xiii. 33 the Nephilim are described as gigantic, and many dictionaries such as the Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon, gives the meaning of Nephilim as “giants.” Other explanations of the name, base Nephilim as a word that is a derivative of the Hebrew verbal root n-ph-l “fall.” These giants were also known as “sons of the earth”, which is important in understanding both the bible and “modern human history.”
In the “Antiquities of the Jews“, the story of Aaron’s son Eleazar’s height according to Josephus went like this; ‘There was that there was a Jew named Eleazar the Giant, who stood over ten feet high, was among the hostages that the king of Persia sent to Rome to insure a peace.” Eleazar was a priest in the Hebrew Bible, the second Kohen Gadol (High Priest) – succeeding his father Aaron. He was a nephew of Moses.
I had written on the Kohen of Kos in previous articles, where I identify the island of Kos as being the modern day island called ‘Dia” that happens to sit just 7 miles off shore of Crete. The name Dia was an old name for Zeus.
This biblical story may give us a clue as to what eventually had happened to these giants from Crete;
The sons of Joseph were authorized to invade the “land of the giants” [xvii. 13] and Og, the king of Bashan, and the last sovereign of the Amoritish dynasty, encountered Moses at Edrei, where he fell “with his sons, and all his people, until there was none left alive, and they (the Israelites) possessed the land,” Numb. xxi. 33, 34, 35.
GIANTS IN CRETE AND GREEK MYTHOLOGY
In Greek mythology, these offspring of the giants were known as the Titans. They were said to come from the East and were considered as the offspring of Coelus and Terra. In ancient mythology, the Sea God Neptune is connected to the Island of Crete along with his brother, who happens to be the King of the Gods, Jupiter. Together they do battle against the Titans. Titan is known today as Saturn VI, and is the largest moon of Saturn. Saturn is also known on the SO BELOW as Satan. The father and adversary to his son, Jupiter.
“It is reported, that he travelled through the whole world, putting to death thieves, robbers, and other impious persons; establishing commonwealths and democracies in every place wherever he came.
About that time he slew several giants with their adherents, as Mytinus in Crete, and Typhon in Phrygia.
Before the battle with the giants in Crete, upon Jupiter sacrificing of oxen to Sol, Coelus, and Terra, in all the entrails appeared evident signs of what was decreed by the gods; their victory especially was portended, and a defection of some from the enemy, as it proved in the issue of the war; for Musaeus fled and revolted from them, for which he was highly honored.
At length, all that fought with the gods were every one cut off, and destroyed: but he was afterwards engaged in a new war against the giants at Pallene in Macedonia, and antiently in the plains of Italy, called Phlegra, from the conflagration the country once suffered, but now called Cum®.
The reason why Jupiter destroyed the giants, was their violence and oppression, making use of their strength and massy bodies to enslave their neighbours; and for that they were lawless, and not to be kept within any bounds of justice, made war upon them; who, for their doing good, and being beneficial to mankind, were reputed for gods by all people whatsoever. And he not only rooted up the wicked and impious, but rewarded the best of the gods, heroes, and men, with due honours according to their several deserts. The great authority, therefore, and good deeds of Jupiter were such, that to him was attributed an eternal habitation and kingdom in Olympus.”
Here is an account of giants on Crete by Diodorus of Sicily who had written on Zeus’s engagements with the giants that took place on this island. Crete was also where the God Zeus was hidden in a cave on Mount Ida.
“It was here that Mylinos was destroyed. One wonders not to find a deity, the earth-shaking son of Kronos, described as the father of the giant-babes of Iphimedeia, for Of ill-joined sons and daughters born First from the ancient world those giants came, With many a vain exploit, though then renowned Otus and Ephialtes were nine cubits in breadth, and twenty-seven cubits in height25, so that if the giant’s tomb which I saw yesterday belongs to Otos, tradition has increased his stature. According to the common accounts, they were slain by Apollo or Artemis. (2)”
There is also the mythological Talos or Talon who was a giant man of bronze and who protected Europa in Crete from pirates and invaders. In the Cretan dialect, talôs was the equivalent of the Greek hêlios, the Sun.
In Greek culture over the course of history, there has been a large number of father gods and sons of gods; and in Ancient Greece there was actually a real family that were described in the same fashion- “who were of old, men of renown and the sons of gods.” This race or particular family is mentioned by both Plato and Plutarch as “the oldest families in Thebes — a large part of the Boeotian aristocracy and the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.”
Thebes was the Capital of Boeotia, said to have been founded in 1500 B.C. by the Phoenician Prince, Cadmus who was the son of Agenor, king of Phoenicia. Cadmus was the Father and Founder of the Ancient City of Thebes and whose followers were known as the Boetians. The name Cadmus is originally derived from the Phoenicians Cadmon or Cadam-On, which denotes Cadam, meaning- The Son (Son of God-Nephilim).
The Greek historian Herodotus had said that the Curetes had come to Crete with the Phoenician Prince Cadmus, who in Greek legend is the inventor of the alphabet. We can also connect these Giants in Boetia via mythology, with Ori’on (Oriôn), a son of Hyrieus, of Hyria in Boeotia; he was said to be an extremely handsome giant hunter, and said to have been called by the Boeotians, Candaon.
As you can witness from my above research; over the course of the last few thousand years, there have been many myths created and stories told by some of the world’s most trusted historians about these giant men and Gods that ALL originate from the island of Crete. In fact, there are more stories and eyewitness accounts of giant people and bones being found on the island of Crete, than anywhere in the world.
In addition to the eyewitness accounts and bones that have been found here that help verify this history with some science, there is more scientific evidence in the form of the tools that these giant people had used. Tools such as the massive double headed axes that have been found in Crete. These axes are said to be from up to 1700 years before Christ and were also the main religious symbol of the ancient Cretans. They date to the Second Palace and Post-Palace periods (1700 – 1300 BC)”. The Minoan name for the double axe is “labrys”, thus the word labyrinth may originally have meant the “house of the double axe”.(Archeological Museum of Herakleion)
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Giants and Dwarfs By Edward J. Wood
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