Giant of Smeeth

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  • Medieval Medieval (culture)
  • Giant Giant (attribute)
  • Cave Dweller Cave Dweller (attribute)
  • Deadly Deadly (behaviour)

A Giant from the folklore of England. He had a bad temper and was quick to anger. The Giant lived in a cave near the East Anglian town of Wisbech during the 11th century. Everyone avoided going near his territory and would sometimes take twice as long to travel to their destination to avoid this aggressive beast. A man named Tom lived nearby. He spent most of his days caring little for his ill mother and gorging food all day. He had to journey to Kings Lynn to deliver some ale and being too lazy to take the long safe route, decided to take the usual quick path. The Giant came out of his cave enraged and wielding a large club to crush Tom. Tom jumped from his cart and took of the wheel and axel to use as a shield and club. The Giant was stunned to see such resilience which he had never encountered before. Tom took this chance and severed the creature’s head. With the Giant defeated, he explored its lair and there he found a hoard of gold and treasure which was enough for him and his mother to live happily.

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