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Re: The Cerne Giant:An Antiquity on Trial
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Jacquetta Hawkes (Prehistoric and Roman Monuments) gives a fascinating two pages to this myth/story, which goes back to a St.Augustine legend told by William of Malmesbury about the wicked pagans of Dorset and how the villagers tied tails to St.Augustine and his followers; whereupon, he called on the lord that all their children should be born with tails - which of course they were.. Stukeley said that the Giant went back to to Helis(Hercules). As it has such early legends, I'm inclined to believe there was something there. ;)

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Posted by moss
6th December 2006ce

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