Here be Giants! The Long and Short of Geographical Mythology
Most of us have a pretty specific idea of what a giant looks like. An angry, haggard man, who’s well…giant, running after our hero with the full intention of grinding their bones to make his bread.
But the mythology of the giant spans culture and time, appearing in the collective imagination of indigenous groups the world over. So what is the significance of giant people? Why do they just keep popping up in the cultural cannon of seemingly isolated cultures? The Breakfast Show’s Tess Connery spoke to Professor of Geography at Queensland’s University of the Sunshine Coast and author of The Edge of Memory, Patrick D Nunn, about these anthropological Atlases.
You can pre order Patrick’s book here:
or wait until its out on September 1st at all good bookstores.