There were Giants and there were Dwarfs

Hey middle-sized creatures!

Did you know that the humans are only a medium-height temporary form that is not designed to last forever?

We already wrote about giants as well as about dwarfs, thus it is high time to show you a more general view.  Both “categories” appear in all Indo-European mythologies. Both are inherent part of the myths about creation and both are essential complement to “manlike” gods and men themselves.
Title Painting by Adrian Smith. Click “Continue reading” below for the full image and the whole Encyclopaedia entry.*

Giants and dwarfs

So don’t worry if you are short – the phrase “small is beautiful” gets the whole new meaning!


*) We are still not sure about the exact English spelling of some proper names from the less common mythologies. Let us know if you know better!

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