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Updated: Feb 17

The Patagones or Patagonian giants were a race of giant humans living in Patagonia, South America and described in early European accounts. They were said to have exceeded at least double normal human height, with some accounts giving heights of 13 to 15 feet. [1]

The evolutionary story of creation has some fantastic and hard to believe elements, such as apes turning into people [2], and life coming from non-living chemicals. [3] These beliefs are common in the secular scientific world, even though they cannot be verified using the scientific method. Scientific theories must be verified using the scientific method, which requires observation and repetition. If these conditions cannot be met, the conjecture must remain a hypothesis, not a theory. Even the word theory in English derives from the ancient Greek philosophical term theoria, which means 'to look at, view, or behold.' Evolutionary ideas about the origin of life and mankind cannot be observed in our modern times, and all attempts to recreate them have failed.

Although the evolutionary story fails verification in every instance attempted so far, the Christian story of creation continues to prove to be the superior theory because many aspects of it can be observed and tested. One such example is creation information theory, which states that information can only come from minds, and not natural processes, and so far has proven to be true by observation and repetition. [4] Perhaps one of the more fantastic concepts from the Christian scriptures, that can be observed, is the existence of giants. The Old Testament, the Book of Enoch, and the Book of Maccabees all contain references to giant humans, which are the offspring of human and angel mating. These are certainly fantastic stories, and if true would lead much credence to the Bible and not to evolution, because evolution teaches pre-humans were much smaller ape-like creatures.

Genesis 6:4

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God (angels) 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.

Deuteronomy 2:20-21

That was also regarded as a land of giants; giants 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 3:11

For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the giants. Indeed his bedstead was an iron bedstead.... Nine cubits is its length and four cubits its width (13 feet long and 6 feet wide)... (Some translation have giants as Rephaim)

Numbers 13:32-33

...All the people we saw there are of great size. We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.

Joshua 12:4

The other king was Og king of Bashan and his territory, who was of the remnant of the giants, who dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei, (Some translation have giants as Rephaim)

1 Samuel 17:4-7

A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span. ( 9 feet 9 inches ) He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels ( 125 pounds ) ; on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels. ( 15 pounds ) His shield bearer went ahead of him.

Ezekiel 32:27 (Select translations only)

They shall not lie down with the giants who are the fallen ones of the uncircumcised, who descended to Sheol with the armaments of their war, and they placed their swords under their heads, and their evil was on their bones, because they had caused ruin by their might in the land of life.

Amos 2:9

Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars and who was as strong as the oaks;

3 Maccabees 2:4

You destroyed those who did evil in the past, even giants. The giants trusted in their bodily strength and boldness, but you destroyed them in a great flood.

Enoch 6 - 7

And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: "Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children"... And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells. Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood.

The Bible shamelessly claims that giants were real flesh and blood people that lived on the Earth, not just legends. If Christianity is true we should be able to find evidence for giants that supposedly lived on every continent. Fortunately there are countless historical records that verify the existence of giants in ancient America and around the world. Perhaps the most prominent record of giants in history come from the early European explorers who encountered giants in the southern part of South America. They were known as the Patagonia giants, and according to the accounts they reached heights up to 15 feet. [1] They were first encountered by Europeans by the crews of Magellan's fleet in the 1520s.

Antonio Pigafetta, one of Magellan's crew, recorded the first encounter with giants in his chronicles,

"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 [ Magellan ] 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 where the captain-general was waiting. 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..." [5]



Another account from Magellan's crew describes the encounter in greater detail, including Magellan's attempt to capture giants for further study after encountering more of the Patagonia giants.

"[ Magellan and his fleet ] next advanced to about the latitude of 49° 30' S. where they were forced to remain for five months, owing to the severity of the weather, it being now winter in these southern parts. They passed their time here very unpleasantly, and for a long time believed the country to be uninhabited, but at length a savage came to visit them. He was a brisk jolly fellow, very merrily disposed, and came towards them singing and dancing. On coming to the shore of the haven in which the ships had taken refuge, he stood there for some time, throwing dust upon his head. This being observed, some persons were sent ashore to him in a boat, and making similar signs of peace; and he came along with them on board, without any appearance of fear or hesitation. The size and stature of this person was such as in some measure entitled him to be deemed a giant, the head of one of the ordinary-sized Spaniards only reaching to his waist, and he was a proportionally large male. His body was painted all over, having a stag's horn delineated on each cheek, and large circles round the eyes. The natural color of his skin was yellow, and his hair was white. His apparel consisted of the skin of a beast, clumsily sown together, covering his whole body and limbs from head to foot. The beast from which the skin was made, was as strange as the wearer, being neither mule, horse, nor camel, but partaking of all three, having the ears of a mule, the tail of a horse, and the body shaped like a camel. The arms of this savage consisted of a stout bow, having for a string the gut or sinew of that strange beast; and the arrows were tipped with sharp stones, instead of iron heads.

The admiral [ Magellan ] had this man be presented with meat and drink, of which he readily partook, and seemed to enjoy himself very comfortably, till he happened to see himself in a mirror which was given him among other toys, he was so frightened that he started back and overturned two of the men, and did not easily recover his composure. This giant fared so well, that several others came to visit the ships, and one of them behaved with so much familiarity and good humor, that the Europeans were much pleased with him. This person showed them one of the beasts in the skins of which they were clothed, from which the foregoing description must have been taken. Being desirous to make prisoners of some of these giants, Magellan gave orders for this purpose to some of his crew. Accordingly, while amusing them with toys, they put iron shackles on their legs, which at first they conceived had been fine ornaments like the rest, and seemed pleased with their jingling sound, till they found themselves hampered and betrayed. They then released bellowing screams like bulls, and imploring the aid of Setebos [ a demonic spirit or false god ] in this extremity, whom they must therefore have conceived some good and compassionate being, as it is not to be conceived they would crave relief from an evil spirit. [6]

European maps would reference Patagonia as the Regio Gigantum, or Region of the Giants (see the image at top of the post) for good reason. Magellan's crew was certainly not the last European to encounter giants in southern South America. In 1579 Sir Francis Drake's crew encountered a 7.5 foot giant in Patagonia. [7] In 1590 English sailor Anthony Knivet lived among a Brazilian tribe, and witnessed multiple 12 feet tall deceased giants. [8] Within a few years another Englishman William Adams reported a violent encounter between his ship's crew and unnaturally tall natives. He reported that the giants hurled stones at the ships so heavy they were able to penetrate the ships wooden structure. Dutch sailors confirmed the English reports by recording giant encounters in Patagonia in 1598, 1599, and 1615. [5]

“A Sailor Giving A Patagonian Woman A Piece Of Bread For Her Baby"

Detail From The Cover Of The Book A Voyage Round The World, In His Majesty’s Ship The Dolphin,

Published By J Newbery, London, 1767

Even to this day giant skeletons, remains, and evidence are found around the world, demonstrating that the Bible is humanities' true history. In American the ancient giants were the ruling class in the civilization that came before the Native Americans. This culture is known to modern archaeology as the Mound Builders, and were responsible for earthworks that can be found across the country including the famous Serpent Mound in Ohio. The ruling class of the Mound Builders were giants ranging from 7 - 18 feet in length. Although the culture of the giants died out in America, and was replaced by the Native American tribes we all know, they left tens of thousands of giant skeletons which have been discovered across the continent.

According to the records found in newspapers, scientific journals, and town histories, the Smithsonian was responsible for taking the giant skeletons found in America to study them. However all records of them after that have mysteriously disappeared. The Smithsonian is a well known evolution promoting institution, so it is generally believed the skeletons were destroyed and "reclassified" as mastodon or some other animal, to help promote belief in the theory of evolution. Many record