Dissecting Dragons: Episode 111: Larger than Life - The Fictional World of Giants

March 30, 2018

Episode 111: Larger than Life - The Fictional World of Giants

 

Giants are some ways, one of the stranger mythological creatures, ubiquitous in almost all cultures as dragons and mermaids, but varying greatly in characteristics. Were their origins buried in history in cultural clashes? Are they metaphorical for natural cataclysms or people who possessed what seemed more than human ability? What is their lingering hold on our subconscious as archetypes? Tune in this week as the dragons delve into these mysteries. From Jack and the Beanstalk to Balor of the Fearsome Eye, giants have had an enormous foothold in our collective imaginations for some time.

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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