FAE FOLKE : ORIGINS OF THE GIANTS IN BRITAIN

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

TREE OF LIFE

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The Green Man

& the Survival of Our Folk Soul

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European culture has faced attacks many times over the centuries. But, we continue to thrive due to archetypes like the Green Man who have lived on in the folk tradition to speak to our folk soul.

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OSIRIS

CHRIST

BREATH OF LIFE

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CERNE ABBAS GIANT

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CERNEABBAS

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LONGMAN OF WILMINGTON

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LONGMAN

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FATHER CHRIST

THE GREEN TREEMAN

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MERLIN

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The oldest known depiction of Stonehenge, a giant helps Merlin build Stonehenge.

From a manuscript of the Brut by Wace in the British Library (Egerton 3028), 2nd quarter of the 14th Century AD.

Belief in, and depiction of, Arthurian legend was common in this period.

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GIANTSTONEHENGE

GIANTHENGE

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Hugh Newman |

Origins of the Giants in Britain |

Origins Conference

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MegalithomaniaUK

Published on 10 Aug 2019

The next Origins Conference is on November 16th 2019 at Steiner House, London.

In honour of Anthony Roberts’ ground-breaking book Sowers of Thunder (1978), and a preview of his forthcoming book with Jim Vieira: ‘

The Giants of Stonehenge and Ancient Britain’, Hugh explores the mystery of the giants of the British Isles, starting with the famous founding of Britain by Brutus of Troy, who was said to have defeated a giant called Gogmagog to claim his right to Albion.

Hugh looks also at the legends surrounding the Fomorians and Fir Bolg of Ireland, the giants said to have been the mighty megalith builders of England, the ‘Cawr’ giants of Wales, as well as historical accounts of giant human skeletons.

Numerous oversized skeletons are reported to have been found in graves around Stonehenge, and hundreds more appear in accounts in other parts of Britain, as do the existence of various giant-sized artefacts.

Hugh looks also at the archaeological record and discusses whether a giant population did indeed once inhabit the British Isles, who were responsible for the construction of megalithic monuments.

He examines also the power of the British giant myths, which reveal much about the nature of this forgotten population, including the fact that they were geomancers and surveyors and possessed powers like those of shamans, which could change the weather and gave rise to civilization.

Hugh Newman is a world explorer, megalithomaniac and co-author of Giants On Record with Jim Vieira. He has been a regular guest on History Channel’s Ancient Aliens and Search for the Lost Giants and organises the Megalithomania conferences and tours, and co-organises the Origins Conference with Andrew Collins.

He lives in Wiltshire.

Filmed at the Origins Conference at Rudolf Steiner House, London in November 2017.

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CATSUNSET

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SHIFTY POLE CAT

JACK

MAINTAINING THE TREE

FROM INVADERS

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”UNKNOWN” ”UNKNOWN”

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