Cerne Abbas Giant Cerne Abbas, England unknown
This intriguing chalk figure of a club-wielding naked man may be a drawing of a fertility god, Hercules... or Oliver Cromwell. No one knows exactly when or why it was made.
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Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 27, 2011
The Cerne Abbas Giant is a figure of a club-weilding naked man on a grassy hillside to the north of the village of Cerne Abbas. He has a very prominent penis, a disproportionately small head, and a simple, almost comical face that doesn't match the fierceness of his form. The Giant is 180 feet (55 m) tall and 167 feet (51 m) wide. In his right hand, he wields a knobbed club 120 feet (36.5 m) long. The trench is 1 foot wide and 1 foot deep. Above the Giant's left shoulder is a small square earthwork called the Trendle, which has been dated to the Iron Age. continue reading →
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- “The Cerne Abbas Giant.” Mysterious Britain. Web.
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- October 8, 2013
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