The Hidden Secrets of Cholula, The Largest Pyramid On Earth

The Largest Pyramid on Earth isn’t the Great Pyramid of Giza. Halfway around the world, in modern-day Mexico lie the ruins of a majestic ancient structure which rightfully holds the title as the largest pyramid ever built.

Said to have been erected by the giant Xelhua, according to Aztec Mythology, this ancient structure is believed to have taken ten centuries to build.

The pyramid of Cholula, in the state of Puebla, is the most massive building erected by man, not even the pyramids of Egypt, (although higher) occupy so many cubic meters of material.

It was allegedly built by a giant who wanted to build a pyramid that reaches to heaven, says mythology; but archaeologists are convinced that thousands of builders participated in its construction, taking them at least ten centuries to complete.

The site itself is shrouded in magic and mystery.

Model of the city and Great Pyramid of Cholula. Cholula Museum, Puebla, Mexico. ( CC BY SA 4.0 )

The ancient archaeological site of Cholula has been the center of study four archaeologists end exporter from all around the world.

In this article, we bring you the most important facts about the archaeological site home to the largest and most massive pyramid on the surface of the planet.

One of the most important facts, which many people are unaware of is that the great pyramid of Cholula is larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The pyramid of Giza, in Egypt, occupies 2 million 500 thousand cubic meters, but the pyramid of Cholula comprises 4 million 500 thousand cubic meters, which makes it the largest building built by man.

Mythology says Giants built it.

According to mythology, in ancient times, the earth was inhabited by giants, but after a massive flood swept over the Earth, all died except Xelhua, who in gratitude, built what we know today as Cholula, one of the most massive pyramids in the world. This giant wanted to build a gigantic pyramid that reached to the heavens.

But Tonacatecutli, father of all the gods, saw this as an offense and launched a rock from the heavens in the killing off many of the builders, causing the construction to halt.

Secrets buried deep beneath the Pyramid.

Diego Delso [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
The last excavations done inside the pyramid of Cholula to explore the interior of this massive structure were conducted from 1966 to 1974, led by Miguel Messmacher.

However, exploration was halted for two reasons: the possibility that explorations would cause the entire Pyramid to collapse, and because of the risk of damaging the foundations of the church that was built at the top, which is protected by INAH.

Because there aren’t any written documents, no one knows when the pyramids construction process began.

However, archaeologists believe that it was in 300 BC or at the beginning of the Christian era when thousands of workers started erecting one of the most massive pyramids on the planet.

Bottoms up!

Meet the Mural of Drinkers.

Discovered at a depth of nearly eight meters, the Mural of Drinkers happens to be one of the largest pre-Columbian murals ever discovered in Mexico, having a total length of 57 meters.

The subject of the mural is a feast, featuring personages drinking what is most likely pulque.

Seven Pyramids, not one.

The Great Pyramid of Cholula or the Tlachihualtepetl as its also known, was the product of seven superimposed pyramids, each of which covered the whole of the previous pyramid. This motivated the gradual enlargement of the base, which reached up to four hundred and fifty meters on one side, reaching a height of sixty-six meters.

The current appearance of the great pyramid of Cholula is that of a massive hill on top of which a Catholic church was built, dedicated to the Virgin of the Remedies.

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Xelhua—The Giant Who Built Teotihuacan, And The Largest Pyramid On Earth

If we take a look at Ancient Aztec Mythology, we will find a treasure trove of incredible stories and fascinating accounts of a time when giants ruled the Earth.

Aztec Mythology, like many other mythologies around the world, mentions how thousands of years ago, giants ruled the earth.

Aztec legends explain, among many other things, how the Great Pyramid of Cholula and the City of Gods—Teotihuacan were built, not by ordinary men, but by a Giant.

This giant was called Xelhua, who lived during the time of the universal deluge.

According to Ancient Aztec Mythology, the ancient complex of Cholula, especially the construction of the Tlachihualtépetl Pyramid (hill made of earth) was attributed to Xelhua.

The Great Pyramid of Cholula. Wikimedia Commons.

According to mythology, in ancient times, the earth was inhabited by giants, but after a massive flood, all remaining giants died off. Xelhua who survived, built what we know today as Cholula, and the largest archaeological site of a pyramid (temple) in the New World, as well as the largest pyramid known to exist in the world today.

Xelhua wanted to build a massive structure so hight, that it reached the sky.

But Tonacatecutli, father of all the gods— and the creator and fertility god, worshiped for peopling the earth and making it fruitful—saw this as an offense and launched a stone from the heavens that killed many builders causing the construction to come to a halt.

Ancient Aztec Mythology tells us that; “Before the great inundation which took place 4,800 years after the erection of the world, the country of Anahuac was inhabited by giants, all of whom either perished in the inundation or were transformed into fishes, save seven who fled into caverns. When the waters subsided, one of the giants, called Xelhua, surnamed the ‘Architect,’ went to Cholula, where, as a memorial of the Tlaloc which had served for an asylum to himself and his six brethren, he built an artificial hill in the form of a pyramid. He ordered bricks to be made in the province of Tlalmanalco, at the foot of the Sierra of Cecotl, and in order to convey them to Cholula, he placed a file of men who passed them from hand to hand. The gods beheld, with wrath, an edifice the top of which was to reach the clouds. Irritated at the daring attempt of Xelhua, they hurled fire on the pyramid. Numbers of the workmen perished. The work was discontinued, and the monument was afterward dedicated to Quetzalcoatl.”

Xelhua was one of the seven Giants according to Aztec culture, and he was the one who, according to accounts, erected not only the great pyramid of Cholula but one of the most mysterious ancient cities in Central America; Teotihuacan.

Today, the great Pyramid of Cholula is mostly overgrown and surmounted by a Catholic church built by the conquistadores, who, without even knowing, erected the structure on what would later turn out to be the most massive pyramid on Earth.

The Great Pyramids of Cholula is said to have enshrined a meteorite fragment, a relic of the Deluge “which had fallen from heaven wrapped in a ball of flame.”

As noted by ancient Aztec mythology, before the Great Pyramid of Cholula was finished, “fire fell upon it, causing the death of its builders and the abandonment of the work.”

The original caption in Nahuatl, the Aztec language, to a native illustration of the Cholula temple read, “Nobles and lords, here you have your documents, the mirror of your past, the history of your ancestors, who, out of fear for a deluge, constructed this place of refuge or asylum for the possibility of the recurrence of such a calamity” (Nuttall, 269).

 

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The Quinametzin Giants Of Aztec Mythology—Builders of The Pyramid Of Cholula And Teotihuacan

One of the most fascinating histories in Mesoamerica belongs without a doubt, to the ancient Aztec people.

The Aztecs (also called Mexica Culture) were a pre-Columbian civilization of the Mesoamerican region, which flourished between the 14th and 16th centuries AD, in the corresponding territory of Mexico.

The Aztec spoke Nahuatl, and their culture developed in the cultural region of Mesoamerica from 1325 to 1521 AD, date of the conquest of Mexico by Spanish Conquistadores, commanded by Hernán Cortés, who defeated the Aztecs and destroyed their civilization.

The Aztecs reached a high degree of technological and cultural sophistication and were governed by an elective monarchy, organized into different social classes, such as nobles, priests, warriors, merchants, farmers, and slaves.

In addition to their incredible agricultural, astronomical, and economic development, the ancient Aztecs are known for having a pictographic script and two calendars (astronomical and liturgical).

The center of the Aztec empire was the city of Tenochtitlan located Mexico City.

The functioning of the Aztec State was based on a wide bureaucratic network formed by professional officials, such as priests, trade inspectors, and tax collectors—the Tecuhtli.

Like many other ancient cultures during the time, the ancient Aztecs too were polytheists (they worshiped several gods) and believed that if human blood was not offered to the Sun God, it would stop shinning and would go out plunging the world into darkness.

Human sacrifices were offered to:

Huitzilopochtli or Tezcatlipoca: The sacrificed was placed on a stone by four priests and a fifth priest extracted, with a knife, the warrior’s heart alive to feed it to the gods.

Tlaloc: Children were sacrificed annually on the mountaintops. It was believed that when more creatures cried, more rain the God would provide.

In the Aztec pantheon, there were many gods.

The main ones were linked to the solar cycle and the agricultural activity.

The most revered god was Quetzalcoatl, represented as a feathered serpent.

According to the Spanish chroniclers, the bloodshed was offered from the hearts of animals and human beings in essential rites to satisfy their Gods.

In addition to having been extensively developed in a number of scientific and social fields, Aztec Mythology is one of the richest folklore of the American Continent.

Curiously, two of the most amazing structures built in Mesoamerica where the ancient City of Teotihuacan, and the Great Pyramid of Cholula.

Model of the city and Great Pyramid of Cholula. Cholula Museum, Puebla, Mexico. ( CC BY SA 4.0 )

The Great Pyramid of Cholula for example, happens to be the largest pyramid of the world.

In size, this Pyramid is compared to NINE Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Researchers have no idea who built this massive structure, but legends say it was erected by Giants. Specifically, the Quinametzin Giants.

According to Aztec Mythology, the Quinametzin Giants not only built the Great Pyramid of Cholula, but they also erected one of the most amazing ancient cities in Central America, the Great City of Teotihuacan.

If we take a look at In Aztec mythology, we will find that the Quinametzin Giants are believed to have populated the world during the previous era of the Sun of Rain (Nahui-Quiahuitl).

As written in the book El Mundo Mágico de los Dioses del Anáhuac authored by Otilia Meza, a Quinametzin Giant stood more than 10 feet tall with a weight of around 600 pounds.

As many other mythologies around the globe that mention the existence of giants, the Quinametzin too were by the gods because they did not venerate them, and their peak-civilization came to an end as a result of great calamities and as a punishment from the heavens for grave sins they had committed.

The Quinametzin Giants:

Cuauhtemoc, one of four giants who supported the sky at the beginning of the Fifth Sun.

Izcoalt, one of four giants who supported the sky at the beginning of the Fifth Sun.

Izcaqlli, one of four giants who supported the sky at the beginning of the Fifth Sun.

Tenexuche, one of four giants who supported the sky at the beginning of the Fifth Sun.

Xelhua, a giant founder of Cuauquechollan, Itzocan, Epatlan, Teopantlan, Tehuacan, Cuzcatlan and Teotitlan, this giant built the Great Pyramid of Cholula.

Tenoch, a giant founder of Tenochtitlan.

Ulmecatl, a giant founder of Cuetlachcoapan, Tontonihuacan, Huitzilapan.

Mixtecatl, a giant founder of Mixteca.

Xicalancatl, a giant founder of Xicallancatl.

Otomitl, a giant founder of Xilotepec, Tollan, Otompan.

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6 Amazing ‘Pieces Of Evidence’ That Hint Giants Existed On Earth

Countless ancient texts—including the Bible—mention a time when Giants walked on Earth.

But we all know Giants aren’t real, right?

Countless ancient civilizations around the globe mention in their folklore and mythologies creatures of immense stature. Giants. Massive humanoids, that once walked the Earth.

They are spoken of both in the Bible and in the Mahabharata, and similar stories can be found in the sacred Thai texts of Ceylon, in Greek mythology, as well as in the Aztec, Egyptian, Irish or Basque traditions.

The Ancient Aztecs mention in their mythology the so-called Quinametzin.

In Aztec mythology, the Quinametzin Giants populated the world during the previous era of the Sun of Rain (Nahui-Quiahuitl).

A Quinametzin stands more than 10 feet tall and weighs about 600 pounds. They were punished by the gods because they did not venerate them, and their peak-civilization came to an end as a result of great calamities and as a punishment from the heavens for grave sins they had committed.

The construction of the pyramid of Cholula and the City of Teotihuacan (The Place Where Men Become Gods) was attributed to the Quinametzin Giants.

In Odyssey, Homer mentions giants who were a race of large and wild beings ruled by Eurimedon, who lived in the far west, on the island of Thrinacia. These beings were exterminated by Eurimedon himself because of their insolence towards the gods.

Notice how both in Greek Mythology and in Aztec mythology, Giants were punished by the Gods?

1—The Book of Giants

A small piece of the Book Of Giants and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Discovered more than half a decade ago, the so-called Book of Giants is considered one of the most fascinating, yet controversial discoveries ever made on Earth.

Discovered together with thousands of ancient scrolls, the Book of Giants describes the demise of the ancient Nephilim.

The ancient manuscript speaks about the creatures that inhabited our planet in the distant past and how they were destroyed.

2—The Nephilim of the Bible

According to Genesis 6:1-4, The Nephilim were the offspring of the “sons of God” and the “daughters of men” before the Deluge.

When people began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that they were fair, and they took wives for themselves of all that they chose. Then the Lord said, “My spirit shall not abide in mortals forever, for they are flesh; their days shall be one hundred twenty years.” The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went in to the daughters of humans, who bore children to them. These were the heroes that were of old, warriors of renown.— Genesis 6:1–4, New Revised Standard Version.

“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also, after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” -Genesis 6:4

Numbers 13:33 ESV: “And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.”

3—Quinametzin Giants

According to Aztec Mythology, the so-called Quinametzin Giants, populated this world during the previous era of the Sun Rain. These mighty creatures are mentioned in the Codex Rios, also called the Vatican A codex. According to the Italian translation of the ancient manuscript written during the Spanish Conquest, Giants lived in Mesoamerica.

According to the depictions of the codex, Aztec warriors even fought against giant beings.

Dominican Fray Diego Duran tells us a lot about Aztec history and culture.  His writings offer some of the oldest texts about the ancient Aztecs, their life, religion, customs, and mythology.

“It cannot be denied that there have been giants in this country. I can affirm this as an eyewitness, for I have met men of monstrous stature here. I believe that there are many in Mexico who will remember, as I do, a giant Indian who appeared in a procession of the feast of Corpus Christi. He appeared dressed in yellow silk and a halberd at his shoulder and a helmet on his head. And he was all of three feet taller than the others.” ‑Fray Diego Duran, The Aztecs (New York: Orion Press, 1964), pp. 5-6.

4—Newspaper reports detailing the discovery of Giant humanoid fossils

Countless newspaper reports dating back more than 100 years detail the discovery of massive bones of what many people believe to have belonged to real Giants.

In this article, we have compiled over 15 reports where newspapers write about giant skeletons that could alter the course of history. 

5—A Giant Finger, the ultimate evidence of Giants?

A finger of what is believed to have belonged to a creature of immense height was found in Egypt around 50 years ago. The finger—believed to be authentic—has 28 centimeters in length. Some reports suggest that the being it belonged to was at least 5 meters in height.

The images here displayed were taken in 1988 and were published by one of Europe’s leading newspaper, BILD.de

6—Kap-Dwa—a two-headed giant?

Said to have originally been captured by Spanish sailors in the 1600’s, a Giant being called Kap-Dwa was a two-headed, 3.5-meter tall massive humanoid that is believed to have lived on Earth hundreds of years ago.

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10 Of The Most Mysterious Discoveries Made On Earth

The history of our planet is full of incredible mysteries. The more we search and research, the more mysteries we uncover. And despite the fact that archaeologists and scientists work hard to figure everything out, we know very little about our past.

As Best Selling author Graham Hancock has said, we are a species with amnesia.

Proof of this are the countless discoveries that have been made throughout the years, which question our beliefs, the4 fundaments of society, and capabilities of ancient civilizations.

Here, in this article, we bring you some of the most inexplicable, and history-challenging discoveries that have been made on Earth.

Aerial view of Sacsayhuaman.

Sacsayhuamán

Sacsayhuamán is without a doubt one of the most incredible ancient sites ever discovered on the planet. Why? Not only because of the history of this ancient city but because of the supermassive stones used in its construction.

The ceremonial complex is well-known for its impeccable masonry that is so precise that engineers today have no clue how it was made.

Some of the stones at Sacsayhuamán are so perfectly fitted that not a single sheet of paper can fit in between.

The Gate of the Sun. Image credit: Shutterstock.

The Gate of The Sun ( Puerta del Sol)

The Gate of the Sun is a megalithic solid stone arch or gateway located in Tiwanaku, an ancient mysterious city located in Bolivia.

Archaeologists believe this ancient city was the center of a vast empire during the first millennium AD.

And despite the fact that we know a lot about South American ancient civilizations, researchers are still not able to figure out the meaning of some of the drawings that are enshrined in the monuments of the ancient city.

Some experts believe these depictions have a great astrological and astronomical value, while other authors believe it is a gateway to another world.

The interior of the Longyou caves.

The Longyou Caves

The Longyou Caves are out of this world. This incredible set of caves is little talked about.

The Longyou Caves are a set of artificial caves that are believed to be at least 2000 years old and happen to be one of the largest structures ever excavated by man.

Researchers have been baffled by the size and precision of the caves.

Archaeologists, engineers, architects, and geologists from around the world have tried to figure out how, why and when were these artificial caves were built, but no one has offered a single solution to the many mysteries surrounding the caves.

Some argue that this ancient complex is a natural wonder.

The underwater city of Yonaguni – Japan

Referred to as Japans Atlantis, some authors argue the Yonaguni complex is an ancient monument left behind by an ancient civilization that existed on Earth before the last Ice Age.

These alleged ancient remains were discovered accidentally by scuba instructor Khachiro Arataki.

Some underwater archaeologists, as well as many authors, refer to this ancient complex as one of the most important underwater discoveries in recent years.

The discovery of the Yonaguni complex has questioned several scientific theories.

The incredibly carved rock sank is believed to have sunken more than 12,000 years ago, much before the Ancient Egyptians built the Pyramids.

Mainstream archaeology and science argue that no advanced civilizations existed on Earth before the last Ice Age and that ancient mankind was not able to carve such a complex structure.

Mohenjo-Daro archaeological site. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Mohenjo-Daro

The archaeological site of Mohenjo Daro is considered by many ancient astronaut theorists as one of the best examples of ancient alien contact.

The destruction of this once great city has been a mystery for archaeologists and experts for decades.

Ancient Astronaut theorists claim that thousands of years ago, advanced alien civilizations visited Earth, and nuclear bombs were used to destroy this city.

The city was discovered in 1992 when Indian archaeologist R. Banardzhi found the ancient ruins on the banks of the Indus River.

Questions such as the cause of the destruction and the fate of its inhabitants remain a mystery to scholars.

Some researchers have postulated theories that this city was destroyed by the gods, with “advanced nuclear weapons.”

The underground city of Derinkuyu. Image Credit: Shutterstock.

The underground city of Derinkuyu

Another incredible feat of ancient engineering. Thousands of years ago, ancient people excavated hundreds of meters into the Earth, building one of the greatest ancient underground cities on Earth.

This incredible underground city has challenged the views and theories of archaeologists and engineers ever since its discovery.

Many mysteries engulf this underground city. No one has been able to understand why and how it was built.

While some authors indicate it was created to protect its inhabitants from climate change, extreme temperatures or even war, there are others who believe that its purpose is far more mysterious.

The elaboration of the spheres began around 300 AD.

Giant Stone Spheres

These giant stone spheres have been present from Costa Rica to Bosnia & Herzegovina, they come in all sorts of sizes. They were first found in South America in the 1930’s by workers who were clearing jungle to make way for a plantation of bananas.

South American legends say that hidden within the rocks are unimaginable treasures. This has led to the destruction of many of these spheres by people who did not recognize their historical value. Despite the fact that many of these spheres were destroyed, no one has ever found anything inside them. Similar spheres can be found in Europe in Bosnia & Herzegovina near Visoko.

No one can explain what these giant stone spheres are made for.

Many researchers believe that there are several pieces of evidence pointing towards the existence of highly advanced ancient civilizations that existed on Earth millions of years ago.

14 million-year-old vehicle tracks

According to a researcher called Dr. Koltypin, millions of years ago advanced technologies existed on Earth, and the traces we see in the above image were left behind by vehicles 14 million years ago

As noted by Russian Geologists, these mysterious traces are at least 14 million old and were left behind by “vehicles” that belonged to a currently “unknown ancient civilization” that inhabited our planet in the past.

Many researchers believe that we are not the first society to rule over this planet. In fact, a number of authors have claimed that many other advanced civilizations called this planet home in the past.

According to Dr. Koltypin and many other archaeologists, which have adopted new ways of thinking, these ancient “car tracks” are one of the best-preserved pieces of evidence which undoubtedly prove the existence of highly advanced ancient civilizations that inhabited our planet in the distant past.

The mysterious Natural Nuclear Reactor.

2 billion-year-old Natural Nuclear Reactor

In 1972, researchers confirmed the discovery of a set of Natural Nuclear Reactors in Gabon. Ever since, scientists have scratched their heads trying to understand how it is possible that these nuclear reactors developed in Gabon two billion years ago, and did not come into existence at any other place on the Planet.

As claimed by experts, more than two billion years ago, parts of the African uranium deposit spontaneously underwent nuclear fission. According to scientists, this mysterious “natural” nuclear reactor had the ability to produce modest energy. Scientists estimate the Oklo reactors would have had samples with roughly 3.6% uranium-235 — that’s close to the enrichment threshold of modern nuclear reactors.

A Massive knife discovered underwater

Not much can be found about this mysterious image.

We see a massive knife, held by three scuba drivers somewhere on Earth’s ocean.

The image has been widely shared among people on social networks, and many consider it evidnece that, before written history, perhaps tens of thousands of years ago, giants walked on Earth.

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The Mystery Behind The “1890; A Giant In Japan” Footage

One of the strangest videos showing alleged giants popped up on the internet 11 years ago when in 2007, several new agencies and YouTubers started talking about a video where a massive human is seen standing among the population, somewhere in Japan.

The video claimed to have been filmed in 1890 in Japan quickly made headlines across the world as people started thinking about the possibility that there were giants among us.

Many also started speaking about the Nephilim, the Bible, and legends that suggest how thousands of years ago Giants walked on Earth.

The video raised numerous questions as people cared little for fact checks.

Many claimed it was the ultimate evidence the Bible was right about the Nephilim, and how society in the 21st century was living a lie.

Little did they know that the video was far from any actual evidence of Giants.

Simply put, people love stories about giants, aliens and paranormal things that cannot be easily explained.

Furthermore, by nature people are fascinated by things that we struggle to understand. It’s a mixture of curiosity and fascination.

While there have been numerous reports and even discoveries of supposed massive skeletons, unlike those of ordinary humans, this video footage allegedly filmed in 1890 is not one of them.

While it is surely intricately made and makes you think that someone really filmed a giant walking among people in Japan in 1890, the truth is the video is barely a decade old.

Since the video—and images from the video—popped up on the internet, people started sharing it like crazy, without considering for a moment whether or not it was real.

Dubbed as ‘the ultimate proof’ of Nephilim on Earth, the video spread uncontrollably.

But, someone actually decided to dig deeper and find out more about the video and images.

That, someone, was Dan Evon who researched the mystery Giant video for Snopes.

As Evans wrote in his article for Snopes; “Some people have claimed that the footage comes from the early 1800s (decades before film was invented), while others say that it shows a giant sumo wrestler in a parade. Still, others maintain that the video really shows a Biblical Nephilim giant.”

The truth is that the footage is in fact only 11 years old, and belongs to a scene from the 2007 movie Big Man Japan, a movie which features a wide range of bizarre creatures as Evans explains.

“The “giant,” then, is the product of standard special-effects trickery, not hidden footage that proves beyond a doubt the existence of Nephilim.”

There may be plenty of evidence of Giants existing on Earth, but this one surely isn’t one.

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Is There Evidence Giants Once Lived On Earth?

There are many ancient cultures which tell in their traditions and legends that there was a time when giants walked on Earth.

They are spoken of both in the Bible and in the Mahabharata, the same came be found in the sacred Thai texts of Ceylon, in Greek mythology, as well as in the Aztec, Egyptian, Irish or Basque traditions.

The legacy of this race was supposedly reflected in the megaliths, in the colossal mounds of the northeast of the United States and in cyclopean constructions such as the ruins of Baalbek (Lebanon), those of Tiahuanaco (Bolivia) or Sacsayhuaman (Peru).

Some authors argue that in the distant past when giants walked on Earth, they helped build massive monuments using stones weighing more than one hundred tons.

But… is that just part of folklore or myth? Or is there actual evidence that giants once roamed the earth?

More than half a decade ago, researchers came across thousands of ancient scrolls at the Qumran Caves. Among the scrolls, they found The Book of Giants which speaks of the Nephilim and their destruction.

The Book of Giants –which by the way is incomplete—offers a different perspective about the Nephilim.

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According to the ancient text, the Giants —The Nephilim—became aware that due to their violent ways, they face an imminent destruction. They asked Enoch to speak on their behalf to God.

The Emim had dwelt there in times past, a people as great and numerous and tall as the Anakim. They were also regarded as giants [Hebrew rephaim], like the Anakim, but the Moabites call them Emim (Deuteronomy 2:10–11).

[The land of Ammon] was also regarded as a land of giants [Hebrew rephaim]; giants [rephaim] formerly dwelt there. But the Ammonites call them Zamzummim, a people as great and numerous and tall as the Anakim. But the Lord destroyed them before them, and they dispossessed them and dwelt in their place (Deuteronomy 2:20–21).

For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the giants [rephaim]. Indeed his bedstead was an iron bedstead. (Is it not in Rabbah of the people of Ammon?) Nine cubits is its length and four cubits its width, according to the standard cubit (Deuteronomy 3:11).

There were giants [nephilim] on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown (Genesis 6:4).9

Sensational claims require sensational evidence. In the words of Vine Deloria, a Native American author, and professor of law:

“Modern day archaeology and anthropology have nearly sealed the door on our imaginations, broadly interpreting the North American past as devoid of anything unusual in the way of great cultures characterized by a people of unusual demeanor. The great interloper of ancient burial grounds, the nineteenth century Smithsonian Institution, created a one-way portal, through which uncounted bones have been spirited. This door and the contents of its vault are virtually sealed off to anyone, but government officials. Among these bones may lay answers not even sought by these officials concerning the deep past.”

An article published in the 4 May 1912 issue of the New York Times speaks of Giants;

Their heights ranged between 7.6ft and 10 feet and their skulls “presumably those of men, are much larger than the heads of any race which inhabit America to-day.” They tend to have a double row of teeth, 6 fingers, 6 toes and like humans came in different races. The teeth in the front of the jaw are regular molars. Heads usually found are elongated believed due to longer than normal lifespan. (Read More Here about it)

If we take a peek at Aztec Mythology, we will find that it was believed how the Quinametzin Giants populated our world during the previous era of the Sun Rain, and it is said that the Quinametzin giants built the ancient citadel of Teotihuacan.

That is one BIG footprint, don’t you agree?

A giant Footprint in China?

Near the village of PingYan in China, a group of adventurers came across what seems to be a massive footprint embedded in stone.

Having a length of 57 centimeters, and a width of 20 centimeters, this massive footprint leaves little to the imagination.

But that’s just one of the many footprints that were allegedly found on Earth.

Michael Tellinger reported exploring another massive footprint in South Africa. The stone where to footprint was embedded supposedly dates back a staggering 200 million years. Known by locals as the “Footprint of God,” Tellinger describes the 1.2-meter long footprint as a sensational discovery and believes it dates back to 200 million years.

The Norimitsu Odachi, a 3.77 meter-long sword

This mighty sword know as the Norimitsu Odachi was formed as one piece and is 3.77 meters long, and has a weight of 14.5 kilograms.

This excellent piece of weaponry is believed to have been crafted during the 15th century. However, while this sword is truly massive and looks as if it was forged for a giant to hold, the truth is that its owner wasn’t a giant and it wasn’t meant for one either. The Norimitsu odachi is a ceremonial sword. In the distant past, a sword like this made a clear statement. It showed off that its owner had incredible resources and that it was created by a skillful craftsman because only a skilled one could produce a weapon like this.

However, it is interesting to think about why people wanted to have in their possession such massive weapons.

If we take a look at ancient Japanese mythology, we will find descriptions of the Oni, a kind of supernatural ogre which is depicted as a hideous creature, with sharp claws, two long horns protruding from its head, while having humanoid characteristics.

A two-headed giant from Patagonia?

Meet Kap-dwa, a mysterious 3.5-meter-tall two-headed giant, that according to reports, was captured by Spanish sailors in the 1600’s.

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The story of Kap-Dwa can be traced back to around 1673 when the giant was captured by Spanish sailors where he remained captive until he was killed while trying to escape from his captivators, as the Spaniards killed him with a pike through the chest. Eventually, the story faded away until the mummified remains of Kap-Dwa somehow got to the U.K. in the 19th century.

In 1914, after being passed from one showman to another, the mummified remains of Kap Dwa ended up at Weston’s Birnbeck Pier. There, his remains spent some 45 years on display until “Lord” Thomas Howard purchased the remains in 1959. Kap-Dwa continued to amaze people and somehow ended up in Baltimore Md, in a strange, collection at Bob’s Side Show at The Antique Man Ltd in Baltimore, owned by Robert Gerber and his wife.

Sadly, other than myths, legend, and stories, there is little we have about giants.

All the evidence anyone has been able to gather are basically historical documents, newspaper photographs, and personal testimonies.

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An ancient map of America—published in the 1500's, depicts a mermaid holding a…UFO?

In addition of depicting Giants dragons and cannibals, the lower left corner of the map, near “Tierra del Fuego,” an archipelago off the southernmost tip of the South American mainland, across the Strait of Magellan, illustrates what seems to be a mermaid holding an object that eerily resembles a flying saucer.


Americae Sive Quartae Orbis Partis Nova Et Exactissima Descriptio is a map made by Diego Gutiérrez and Hieronymus Cock, published in 1562 in Antwerp.

The map: A New and Most Exact Description of America or The Fourth Part of the World, encompasses the eastern coast of North America, the entire Central and South America and parts of the western coasts of Europe and Africa.

This extremely detailed map of the American continent is made up of six neatly joined engraved sheets. It measures a staggering 93×86 centimeters, reason why it remained the largest map of America for a century. It the largest Spanish printed map of America before the mid-eighteenth century.

There are two extant copies of the map, one in the Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.) and the other in the British Library (London).

It was an official map, recognized by Philip II, King of Spain and his half-sister Margarita de Parma, regent of the Netherlands.

It represents Spanish domination in the new world, defining the limits of the sphere of authority of Spain while recognizing the French and Portuguese presence in the continent.

In this sense, there are three coats of arms represented on the map.

In the lower right part of the map, in the Atlantic Ocean, the authors placed the coat of arms of the crown of Portugal. The authors placed two coats of arms in North America; the one on the left belonging to Spanish empire and the one on the right belonging to the French crown.

Although a latitude scale does not appear, the Equator and the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn are clearly seen and the measurements between these fixed latitudes can help in determining the distances of the entire map.

The map offers a rich illustrated view of America full of names and images that had become popular in Europe after the Discovery.

Drawings of parrots, monkeys, mermaids, sea monsters, cannibals, giant Patagones and an erupting volcano in Mexico, complement the numerous settlements, rivers, mountains, and capes.

The map correctly recognizes the presence of the Amazon and Paraná river basins, Lake Titicaca, the location of Potosí, Mexico City, Florida and several points along the coast.

However, in addition to its importance and extremely rich history, this ancient map illustrates quite a few peculiar things.

The giants of Patagonia

The Patagones or Patagonian giants are a mythical people of giants that appeared in the first European reports on the coast of the Patagonia region in the southern zone of South America.

It is postulated that the origin of the legend would be based on the Tehuelche tribes that inhabited the area.

The first mention of this mythical people is the story of Fernando de Magallanes’ trip around the world.

In this text, it was claimed to have seen them on the southern coast of South America on the road to the strait, in the year 1520.

Antonio Pigafetta, one of the few survivors of the expedition and chronicler of the expedition, wrote the following about the alleged giants:

“Leaving that place, we finally reached 49 and one-half degrees toward the Antarctic Pole. As it was winter, the ships entered a safe port to winter. We passed two months in that place without seeing anyone.One day we suddenly saw a naked man of giant stature on the shore of the port, dancing, singing, and throwing dust on his head. The captain-general sent one of our men to the giant so that he might perform the same actions as a sign of peace. Having done that, the man led the giant to an islet into the presence of the captain-general. When the giant was in the captain-general’s and our presence, he marveled greatly and made signs with one finger raised upward, believing that we had come from the sky.”

He was so tall that we reached only to his waist, and he was well proportioned. His face was large and painted red all over, while about his eyes he was painted yellow; and he had two hearts painted on the middle of his cheeks. His scanty hair was painted white.

He was dressed in the skins of animals skillfully sewn together. That animal has a head and ears as large as those of a mule, a neck and body like those of a camel, the legs of a deer, and the tail of a horse, like which it neighs, and that land has very many of them.

His feet were shod with the same kind of skins which covered his feet in the manner of shoes. In his hand he carried a short, heavy bow, with a cord somewhat thicker than those of the lute, and made from the intestines of the same animal, and a bundle of rather short cane arrows feathered like ours, and with points of white and black flint stones in the manner of Turkish arrows, instead of iron. Those points were fashioned by means of another stone.”—(Diary of Pigafetta, pp. 51-52).

Land of Mermaids and… flying saucers?

In addition of depicting Giants dragons and cannibals, the lower left corner of the map, near “Tierra del Fuego,” an archipelago off the southernmost tip of the South American mainland, across the Strait of Magellan, illustrates what seems to be a mermaid holding an object that eerily resembles a flying saucer.

That surely isn’t a flying saucer…. right?

The mermaid which faces a ship traveling towards the coast of modern-day Chile holds in her right hand an object that strangely resembles a disc-shaped object, with a clear dome protruding from the middle.

It looks like what many people today would say a UFO, aka flying saucer, would look like.

But is all as seems? Is really a flying saucer?

Just above said mermaid, and to the right of the ship depicted traveling towards Tierra del Fuego we see another mermaid facing the ship and holding in her left hand an oval-shaped object. This object may be a mirror, as the mermaid is depicted touching her hair while looking at what most likely is a mirror.

Does this mean that the mermaid holding the alleged flying saucer is doing the same?

A weird disc-shaped object, with some sort of dome, is held by a mermaid in the middle of the ocean.

While usually, mirrors don’t look like that—resembling a flying saucer—it’s quite possible she is holding an object that was either abstractly illustrated as a mirror or is some sort of object which would fall into that category. The uncanny resemblance to a flying saucer is most likely just that, a resemblance that people like me, in the 21st century make when seen such elements incorporated into charts created hundreds of years ago.

As we have noted before, the creators of the ancient map decided to incorporate a mixture of real places and objects with mythological elements such as Giants, Mermaids, Dragons, and hungry sea serpents.

Whatever the object held by the mermaid is, remains a mystery, however, it is really interesting to see elements like that in an ancient map of the American Continent, as it clearly shows what people imagined America like more than 500 years ago.

What do you think the object the mermaid is holding really is? Do you agree it’s a weirdly shaped mirror?

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America: land of mermaids, giants, and dragons?

Among many breathtaking and meticulously engraved details, the map features a group of mermaids holding what appears to be a disk in the form of a UFO near Patagonia, a legendary land that was rumored to be the home of giants.

During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the lands of the Western Hemisphere were a complete and utter mystery.

After Christopher Columbus set foot in the New World—oh and he wasn’t the first European to do so—curious Europeans began to tell fantastic sagas about sea monsters, exotic wildlife, and strange civilizations.

In 1562, the Spanish cartographer Diego Gutiérrez and the Dutch engraver Hieronymous Cock made an attempt to create a detailed map of the Americas. It turned out to be a huge six-panel print.

Americae Sive Quartae Orbis Partis Nova Et Exactissima Descriptio. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

It was published in Antwerp under the name ‘Americae sive quarte orbis partis nova et exactissima, Latin for The Americas, or A New and Precise Description of the Fourth Part of the World’.

While the minutely engraved map shows precise geographical features in many cases (the east coast of the Americas and the western coasts of Europe and Africa), it is also plagued by what mainstream scholars consider folklore.

You can find many of the legends and rumors about the New World that circulated at that time: sirens, hungry sea serpents, cannibals, erupting volcanoes in Mexico and a land of giants.

I wonder if all of them were just a myth?

Since most of the sixteenth-century European population was not able to read, maps were not just a navigation tool, but a popular medium for telling stories about specific places and ancient civilizations. They were practically considered something like a storytelling book.

Interestingly, the west coast of South America depicted on this ancient map seems particularly dangerous and mysterious.

We see a threatening whale that squeezes a defenseless ship, a dragon, a huge snake and a group of mermaids holding what appears to be a disk in the form of a UFO near Patagonia, a legendary land that was rumored to be the home of giants.

A small section of the map showing what appear to be giants, and a mermaid holding what appears to be a flying saucer. Not that it is one, is it? Image credit Wikimedia Commons

The region that is now part of Argentina and Chile was described by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan after encountering the indigenous Tehuelche tribe in 1520.

According to his accounts, the Tehuelches were very tall and must have seemed gigantic to Spaniards who were particularly ‘small’.

In order to prove that he really did encounter Giant beings in the new word, Magellan captured two Tehuelches and tried to bring them to Spain.

However, they did not survive the trip to Europe, and Magellan had nothing left but stories and myths of a land of giants.

The map is a mixture of reality and myth

Despite the fact that we see what is considered as fictitious material on the map, Gutiérrez and Cock also name settlements, rivers, mountains, and capes that really do exist.

It shows engravings of the Amazon River, Lake Titicaca, Mexico City, and the rivers in South America and Florida.

You can see numerous correct coastal features of South, Central, North and Caribbean America, which makes me wonder, why create such a weird blend?

Is there a chance that European explorers really encountered all of what was depicted on the map?

Source

Featured image credit: Artisanmaps.

You can buy a copy of the map here.

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Meet the Giants of Romita, discovered in 1995 in Central Mexico

Interestingly, according to Aztec mythology, Quinametzin Giants populated our world during the previous era of the Sun Rain, and it is said that the Quinametzin giants built the ancient citadel of Teotihuacan

Giants are mentioned across the globe. No matter where we look, nearly all ancient cultures speak of ancient legends which detail how in the distant past, beings of immense height ruled over the lands.

In the Odyssey, Homer mentions giants who were a race of large and wild beings ruled by Eurimedon, who lived in the far west, on the island of Thrinacia.

These beings were exterminated by Eurimedon himself because of their insolence towards the gods.

Homer considered Giants, as well as the Phaeacians, Cyclops, and Lestrigons, one of the indigenous races that (with the exception of the Phaeacians) were destroyed by the gods due to their authoritarian insolence.

Meet the ‘Giants’ of Romita, Guanajuato.

In 1995, in the Mexican municipality of Romita, located in the state of Guanajuato, a professor of plastic arts and sculpture, called Tito Serrano, found seven skeletons buried in the ancient style of the Otomíes and Chichimecas, native cultures of the area.

After an exhaustive analysis carried out by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), it was determined that the remains had very singular anatomical proportions.

Tito Serrano shows a photo of the skeletons, Gigantes de Romita Guanajuato.

Although rumor circulated that these people would have measured about 2.45 meters, the truth is that their height seems to have been between 1.90 and 2.10 meters.

Amazingly high considering that the size of the inhabitants of the place was about one and a half meters in height.

Among the peculiarities that also caught the attention of experts were their skulls shaped like a light bulb and with ocular cavities too large, unlike those of ordinary humans.

Also, the toes were very long and uniform which caught the attention of researchers because the feet of human beings have a descending

The bones were transferred to the Institute of Anthropology and History of Guanajuato, where they allegedly remain stored.

There are testimonies of various Spanish conquistadors, in which it is narrated that the Aztecs believed that their lands had formerly been inhabited by men and women who very extremely tall, but all of them died off after a massive war in the region.

Interestingly, if we take a look at the Codex Rios or the Vatican A Codex, the Italian translation of an ancient manuscript written during the Spanish Conquest, Giants inhabited Mesoamerica.

According to the depictions of the codex, Aztec warriors even fought against these giant beings.

The Quinametzin Giants, according to Aztec Mythology, populated our world during the previous era of the Sun Rain.

Furthermore, it is said that the Quinametzin giants built the ancient citadel of Teotihuacan (Place where men become Gods) and the Great Pyramid of Cholula—considered the largest Pyramid ever built.

The ten Quinametzin are mentioned in ancient Aztec mythology. It is said that when the Spanish conquistadores came to America, they saw, real flesh and blood giants.


Source: Union Guanajuato

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