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<p style="box-sizing:border-box; color:rgb(53,60,65); font-family:" helveticaneue",helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-style:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-weight:400; letter-spacing:normal; orphans:2text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:rgb(255,255,255); text-decoration-style:initial; text-decoration-color:initial; text-align:left;"><a href="http://www.stevequayle.com/Giants/N.Am/hidden.proofs.giant.race.html" rel="external nofollow noopener" target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(69, 136, 197); text-decoration: underline; background-color: transparent; outline: 0px !important;">http://www.stevequayle.com/Giants/N.Am/hid&#8230;giant.race.html</a></p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box; color:rgb(53,60,65); font-family:" helveticaneue",helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-style:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-weight:400; letter-spacing:normal; orphans:2text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:rgb(255,255,255); text-decoration-style:initial; text-decoration-color:initial; text-align:left;">One of the latest accounts of a race of giants that occupied Europe comes from the middle ages and involves a surprising figure: Saint Christopher. While modern stories of St. Christopher simply make him out as an ordinary man, or perhaps a somewhat homely man, those who actually saw him had a different story. According to his peers, he was a giant, belonging to a tribe of dog-headed, cannibalistic giants. Jacques de Voragine in The Golden Legend wrote of St. Christopher:&#8221;He was of gigantic stature, had a terrifying mien, was twelve coudees tall.</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box; color:rgb(53,60,65); font-family:" helveticaneue",helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-style:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-weight:400; letter-spacing:normal; orphans:2text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:rgb(255,255,255); text-decoration-style:initial; text-decoration-color:initial; text-align:left;">21. A coudee is an antique measurement equal to or larger than the English linear measurement of a foot. According to this ancient account, St. Christopher stood from 12 to 18 feet tall (a fact that has become hidden in or even erased from church history).</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box; color:rgb(53,60,65); font-family:" helveticaneue",helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-style:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-weight:400; letter-spacing:normal; orphans:2text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:rgb(255,255,255); text-decoration-style:initial; text-decoration-color:initial; text-align:left;">22. While Western icons don&#8217;t picture St. Christopher as contemporary accounts described him, those of the Eastern churches do. Often the suggestion is seen in historic accounts that St. Christopher was the product of a tryst between a human being and an Anubis (a demon-like creature based on the Greek Anoubis, which came from the Egyptians jackal-headed god who was believed to lead the dead to judgment)</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box; color:rgb(53,60,65); font-family:" helveticaneue",helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-style:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-weight:400; letter-spacing:normal; orphans:2text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:rgb(255,255,255); text-decoration-style:initial; text-decoration-color:initial; text-align:left;">The legend of Saint Christopher quite clearly states that he was a giant. Not just a tall man, but a genuine giant. As the story goes, it was his size that enabled him to easily transport the Christ child across a river and thereby secured his place as patron saint of travelers &#8211; that is, until the Church decided that the evidence for Christopher&#8217;s very existence was entirely legendary and decanonized him. Nonetheless, Christopher remains a popular though unofficial saint, and his image is fixed in our cultural psyche.</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box; color:rgb(53,60,65); font-family:" helveticaneue",helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-style:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-weight:400; letter-spacing:normal; orphans:2text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:rgb(255,255,255); text-decoration-style:initial; text-decoration-color:initial; text-align:left;"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Christopher" rel="external nofollow noopener" target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(67, 92, 125); text-decoration: underline; background-color: transparent;">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Christopher</a></p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box; color:rgb(53,60,65); font-family:" helveticaneue",helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-style:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-weight:400; letter-spacing:normal; orphans:2text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:rgb(255,255,255); text-decoration-style:initial; text-decoration-color:initial; text-align:left;"><a href="http://www.geocities.com/age_of_giants/ancient_giants/christopher.html" rel="external nofollow noopener" target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(67, 92, 125); text-decoration: underline; background-color: transparent;">http://www.geocities.com/age_of_giants/anc&#8230;hristopher.html</a></p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box; color:rgb(53,60,65); font-family:" helveticaneue",helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-style:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-weight:400; letter-spacing:normal; orphans:2text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:rgb(255,255,255); text-decoration-style:initial; text-decoration-color:initial; text-align:left;">Tradition relates that Saint Christopher came from a country of cannibals and that his face was doglike. &#8220;He was of gigantic stature, had a terrifying mien, was twelve coudees tall.†&#8211; Jacques de Voragine, in The Golden Legend [A coudee is slightly larger than an English foot. So as per this ancient account, St. Christopher stood from 12 to 18 feet tall, a facet of the Christopher Legend forgotten or erased from church history.</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box; color:rgb(53,60,65); font-family:" helveticaneue",helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-style:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-weight:400; letter-spacing:normal; orphans:2text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:rgb(255,255,255); text-decoration-style:initial; text-decoration-color:initial; text-align:left;">The dog-headed Christopher myth originates in the reign of the Emperor Diocletian [c 243-316 CE] A man named Reprobus [&#8220;Wicked&#8221; in Latin] was captured in battle against tribes in North Africa, and was assigned to the &#8220;numerus Marmaritarum&#8221; or &#8220;Unit of the Marmaritae&#8221;. He was reported to be of tremendous size, with a dogs head instead of a human one, by some accounts this was characteristic of the Marmaritae people, but highly unlikely.</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box; color:rgb(53,60,65); font-family:" helveticaneue",helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-style:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-weight:400; letter-spacing:normal; orphans:2text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:rgb(255,255,255); text-decoration-style:initial; text-decoration-color:initial; text-align:left;">Early translations did not always render an accurate translation of the Greek term kunokephalos (&#8220;dog-headed&#8221; ), and at times translated it as canineus (&#8220;dog-like&#8221;). This progressively morphed to read &#8220;Canaanite&#8221; (Cananeus) since it seemed apparent that a Saint could not really have been &#8220;dog-like&#8221;.</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box; color:rgb(53,60,65); font-family:" helveticaneue",helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-style:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-weight:400; letter-spacing:normal; orphans:2text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:rgb(255,255,255); text-decoration-style:initial; text-decoration-color:initial; text-align:left;">So Christopher the &#8220;Canaanite&#8221; (Cananeus) was actually Christopher the Canineus (&#8220;dog-like&#8221;) . Some believe that the description of Christopher as hailing from the land of the dog-headed derives from the Egyptian cult of the jackal-headed god Anubis. Others believe that the civilized intellectuals of the Greco-Roman world were accustomed to describing those who lived on the outskirts of civilization as cannibals and dog-headed savages. So that when the original author of the account of St. Christopher described his origin from the land of cannibals and dog-headed peoples he was merely signifying that he came from the edge of the civilized world, a cultural metaphor .</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box; color:rgb(53,60,65); font-family:" helveticaneue",helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-style:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-weight:400; letter-spacing:normal; orphans:2text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:rgb(255,255,255); text-decoration-style:initial; text-decoration-color:initial; text-align:left;">It has been speculated that St. Christopher could be the same man known as the Coptic Saint Menas for whom a 4th century burial site is known . Doubts about the historical existence of Christopher, long the patron saint of travelers, prompted the Catholic Church to remove his name from the calendar of saints in 1969.</p> <p><small>Originally published at <a href="http://www.svonberg.org/2018/08/st-christopher-12-foot-tall-wolfman-cannibal/">The Scotto Grotto (org)</a>. You can comment here or <a href="http://www.svonberg.org/2018/08/st-christopher-12-foot-tall-wolfman-cannibal/#comments">there</a>.</small></p>

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