Cerne Abbas Giant
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Go Historic ID
318994
names
Cerne Abbas Giant
coordinates
50.813694° N, 2.474740° W
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Essays on the Cerne Abbas Giant

  • Overview

    by 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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Bibliography of the Cerne Abbas Giant

  1. The Cerne Abbas Giant.” Mysterious Britain. Web.

Article Info

Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014

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