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Greek mythology, there are some legends about cannibalism.
For example, Cronus, the god of the earth who ruled the Titans, overthrew the rule of his father, Uranus, and exiled him. Because he is worried that his children will betray him when they become adults in the future, he will stand by his wife whenever his wife Riya is pregnant, and every child will be eaten by him immediately after birth. Although Rhea did not dare to disobey her husband, when she gave birth to her last child, she wrapped a stone with a cloth and pretended that it was a newborn baby, and Cronus swallowed the stone in one bite. Rhea finally protected her child.
The youngest son, who grew up safely under the protection of his mother, grew up to be the supreme god of omnipotence and the ruler of the universe, Zeus. Finally, when Zeus overthrew his father Cronus, he forced him to spit out his swallowed brothers.
In addition to Cronus, other Titans seem to be addicted to devouring human flesh. For example, when Dionysus, the god of wine, was a baby, the Titans thought that he was very delicious, so they cut it off and swallowed it. And the unbearable goddess Athena quietly stole his heart, and Zeus used this heart to bring Dionysus back to life.
It can be said that the myths and legends around the world are a set drawn by prehistoric humans, relying on their innate rich imagination, to put what they heard, see and feel in real life into the natural world, and continue to overlap and blend. A magnificent system of legends about man and nature, man and god.
In the Greek mythology system introduced next, the protagonist is the “giant race” that existed in prehistoric civilization. They far surpass ordinary humans in size. Humans will pass down stories about them from generation to generation.
Odysseus encounters the cannibal giant
Odysseus is a resourceful hero in Greek mythology. He once offered a “Trojan horse” to guide the Greek coalition forces to victory in the Battle of Troy. It is said that the famous Odysseus has also been attacked by cannibal giants. After the war, he originally planned to return to his hometown by sea, but on his way back to China, he was attacked by heavy storms and sea monsters, and defeated the temptation of witches and sea monsters. After 12 ordeals, he finally returned to his homeland, and two of them were both. Related to cannibal giants.
The fleet of the human hero Odysseus was on the way back home to supply supplies but unfortunately docked on the island where the cyclops, Kukrops lived. Odysseus led the search team ashore to search because the two subordinates sent out to investigate have not returned. Unexpectedly, he was attacked by the cyclops. The cyclops captured all the crew members and imprisoned them in the cave where they lived. .
The master of the cave, the giant Polyphemus, smashed the heads of Odysseus’s two subordinates abruptly, ripped off their hands and feet, and devoured them. Odysseus, who saw all of this, looked for the opportunity to get Polyphemus drunk, and saw Polyphemus drunk, Odysseus dug out Polyphemus’s eyes so that he could not move, and led the surviving men. Luckily escaped the cave and returned to the ship.
However, the encounter with the cannibal giants was even more tragic. Odysseus’s fleet was unable to move due to the absence of wind and waves on the sea, and could only rely on manpower to row the sailboat forward, and eventually all members were exhausted.
Odysseus moored the boat on a nearby island in order to give his men a rest. Because the bay was too narrow, he could only let his subordinate ships enter the quiet island, and then dock his main ship outside the rough island. Then, they were suddenly attacked by the cannibal giants. The giants threw stones and destroyed the hull, pierced the panicked subordinates with spears, and tore and swallowed the captured subordinates on the spot. Outside the island, Odysseus witnessed his partner being killed but was unable to rescue him, so he could only flee the Giant Island in a hurry before the remaining people were attacked.
If the opponent is a human being like himself, he may be able to use strategy and tactics to fight hard. However, when the opponent is a strong, powerful and brutal giant, even the legendary brave Odysseus cannot resist.
The account of giants in the Old Testament
As a holy book of a specific religion, the “Bible” also contains many mythological elements, especially in the “Old Testament”, there have been many allusions of various giants, which is very similar to ancient Greek mythology.
One of the most well-known is the Philistine giant warrior Goliath in “Samuel”: in the 10th century BC, he was still a shepherd boy-the king of ancient Israel, David, used a sling to cast a 2.9-meter-high giant song After Leah stunned, he used the giant’s knife to take the first level. There are also legends that the Philistines themselves are giants.
In the three centuries before the Davidic dynasty, the Israelites (Jews) escaped the slavery of Egypt under the guidance of Moses and went to the holy land of Canaan (now Palestine) given by God. But for some reason, they drifted in the wilderness for a whole generation of time (40 years) (“Exodus”).
The spies sent by Moses to investigate the situation in Canaan unanimously brought back news that “the strong giants built a strong wall, and we have no chance of winning.” The giant tribe is divided into many tribes including Canaanites, Anakis, Horites, Amorites and so on.
Giants legend and civilization giant hero
myths and legends about the giants of Greek mythology, or certainly not the “Bible” of the patent. Throughout history, these legends have been circulated among human ancestors long before the systemization of Greek mythology and the “Bible”.
The Sumerian civilization of Mesopotamia, which emerged around 4000 BC, is considered to be the oldest human civilization. In its clay documents recorded in cuneiform writing, the records of Sumerian mythology can be said to be giants. The prototype of the legend.
The earliest deity that appeared in Sumerian mythology was the Anunnaki, which means “the noble descendant” of the sky god Anu. In the myths of the Akkadian dynasty, Assyria, Babylonia, etc. after the Sumerian civilization, the descendants of the siblings of the sky god “Anu” and the earth mother god “Qi” are “Anunnaki”. “.
”Anunnaki” are usually described as “great gods”, originally because of their huge body, later generations gradually evolved into “Anunnaki”, equivalent to the term giant.
The original meaning of Mesopotamia in Greek refers to the “area between two rivers (or more than two)”, that is, the fertile basin formed by the confluence of the current Tigris and Euphrates rivers and their tributaries. This fertile alluvial plain formed at least in ancient times is undoubtedly the most suitable land for humans to live, multiply, and develop civilization.
Whether from the perspective of anthropology or linguistics, the origin of the Sumerians and their systems are unsolved mysteries. We don’t know where they came from, how they created the earliest civilization of mankind, and where they eventually went. where. But one thing is clear: the later Akkadians, Assyrians, and Babylonians were not Sumerians.
Giants legend hero after the “great flood”
in Sumerian mythology, the gods of Yi Jiji as a subordinate groups serve the Protoss, due to the unbearable heavy irrigation, Kap Shui and other labor tasks, and ultimately launched the war in rebel superior gods.
Anunnaki had to drip his blood into the ground to create a human being to bear the work. It is very similar to the birth of Adam and Eve in the “Genesis” at the beginning of the “Old Testament”. Although it is not accidental, it is clear that the “Genesis” is thousands of years later. The original meaning of the word “Adam” in Hebrew has the two meanings of “earth” and “person”, and the word “Eve” means “living” or “life”.
In addition, Sumerian language is different from that of the later Akkadians. The Sumerians call themselves “sag-gi-ga” (people with black hair) and the land they live in is “ki-en-gir” ( Holy land of the monarch).
Giga is similar to Igigi, and both can be understood as human beings created with soil and blood. Gir refers to the Anunnaki protoss served by the Yijiji nation, and everything makes sense.
However, this land dominated by the Anunnaki was destroyed by the “Utana Pizim Flood” similar to the Noah Flood. The new Sumerian civilization that emerged after the Great Flood gave birth to the noble demigod, half-human giant hero, the legendary Jigames of the First Dynasty of Uruk, meaning “ancestors are heroes.” His father was the previous monarch, and his mother was the goddess Limat. Although he was a demigod, his name was actually recorded in the Sumerian kings’ roster.
Jigamesh was praised by the world for building the impeccable defense system of Uruk City. After his death, he was deified and appeared as a superhero in many myths and legends. Most of the statues of Jigames are the gesture of holding a lion in his arms like a puppy, emphasizing his stalwart and giant physique.
Some people believe that Iraq, which is located in southern Mesopotamia, has a country name that is also related to Uruk. Several giant skeletons suspected of being Nifidim were unearthed in Iraq in 2012.
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