Laestrygonians

Also known as Lestringons, Lestrigons

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  • Greek Greek (culture)
  • Giant Giant (attribute)
  • Deadly Deadly (behaviour)

Giants from the north western coast of Sicily. They would destroy boats that sailed nearby by throwing rocks down at them. They would then kill any surviving crew by spearing them in the water or dragging them ashore to be slaughtered. Odysseus (or Ulysses in some versions) travelled to their island where their crew landed. He sent one of his men to talk to the King of the region, but this emissary was killed by the Giants of the land. The crew then fled in terror having heard this and many died before they could reach the safety of their boats and sail far away.

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