On the remote atoll of Nukulaelae there once lived a
giant named Tevalu. He used to snatch children playing
on the beach, kill and eat them. Two brothers, who aimed
at his eyes with their fishing-spears, finally killed
Tevalu. A few years ago Japanese archaeologists found
what the old villagers said was the giant's grave, 3.5
meter long. The villagers first wanted the archaeologists
to open the grave, but then changed their minds: It
was too dangerous!
Islands: On the small atoll of Lae there is a legend
of a huge cylinder of timber that came drifting, with
giants inside. Since the giants were week from drifting
across the ocean the villagers managed to kill them.
They then discovered that one of the giants was a princess,
and regretted what they had done. Still today the islanders
throw a piece of food in the water to ask forgiveness
when they go fishing and pass by the islet where she
Rotuma is an isolated island far north of the main islands.
During the Second World War, coast watchers build a
watch-house on the top of a hill. They uncovered shin
bones over 3 feet (1 meter) long, - only a 12 foot (4.5
meter) tall man would have leg bones that size. In the
same area, while searching for places to hide in case
of a Japanese invasion, the people found caves filled
with giant human bones.
"May Moso eat you!" is an expression you can
hear even today, when people quarrel or parents are
scolding their children. Moso was a legendary giant
that is said to have walked/jumped from Samoa to Fiji
- and his footprint can be seen today. A tribe of giants,
the Hiti, lived on Samoa before a great flooding.
Islands: Also in the Cook Islands you can find old legends
about giants. A giant named Moke was supposedly the
largest giant of the South Pacific. He lived on the
island of Mangaia and was no less than 2o meters tall.
Also the main island of Rarotonga had it's giant. His
name was Teu and he was ten meters tall. There is an
acient road on Rarotonga.
The king of Tonga is two meters tall, and the royal
family has always been extremely tall. Well, they are
said to have the blood from the ancient gods - might
be the giants? According to one legend two of the giants
that lived in Tonga walked to Rotuma in Fiji in search
of food. One starving giant killed the other, who then
was killed by the people. Two bones after the giant
were kept for people to see.
Island (Rapa Nui): The island is famous for the gigantic
statues of stone, but when the Dutchman Jacob Roggeveen
discovered the island in 1722 there were living giants
there too! Bahrens, one of the members of the expedition,
wrote that some of the native were so tall that the
seamen could walk upright between their legs! Did you
know quite a few of the statues have six
On Tarawa, the main atoll of Kiribati, I found the footprints
of a giant, his wife and children in a schoolyard -
in the village of Banreaba. They all had six toes. Erik
Von Däniken found one untouched 5,3 meter long
grave in Kiribati, where a giant is said to buried,
but were unable to examine it. The people are very afraid
On the islands of Hawaii there are many legends about
ancient gods and giants. People say that skeletons of
giants have been found. Some of these skeletal remains
are supposed to be on the island of Maui, in lava caves
near Ulupalakua and Olowalu.
States of Micronesia: On the island of Pohnpei (Ponape)
in Micronesia are some very interesting ruins called
Nan Madol. This ancient city of stone is built on 90
artificial islands situated on the southeastern side
of the island. Bones of giants have supposedly been
found both inside the ruins and in the dense forest
on the adjacent island. The people of Pohnpei are afraid
of the mysterious place event today.
States of Micronesia: The giant Ruwathoel lived on the
southern tip of Yap. He was different from all the Yapese
because of his size. He was half-human and half-giant
and possessed skills and capabilities that surpassed
all Yapese men. Out of jealousy, the people plotted
to get rid of Ruwathoel. They cast a spell on him and
got him to sleep and tied his hands to the coconut tree
trunks and braided his hair to the house posts and set
fire to the house. In his struggle to free himself Ruwathoel
kicked the neighboring small island of Ngulu to where
it still remains today
about 60 Miles from the
main island of Yap.
Islands: An earlier US-airforce officer (?) now living
in the Solomon Island is claiming that giants are living
on Guadalcanal and the other islands. "The people
of the Solomon Islands have shared their Islands with
'previously undiscovered to the modern world' race of
hominoids for millennia right to this present day. The
larger and more commonly seen are over 10 foot tall,
but I have come across numerous Islander accounts with
evidence that supports that they do grow much taller
than that." He also claims there is an UFO-base
on the island of Malaita. Attempts to reach him by e-mail
have not been successful.
New Zealand: According to the local newspaper, a very
large skeleton was found about 7 feet below the surface
on the Saltwater Creek spit, Timaru, in 1875 - when
removing some sand for building purposes. The skeleton
was estimated to belong to a person of around 8 meters
tall. It had so huge scull, that a normal human scull
could entirely fit into its mouth. It belonged to a
mysterious tribe of local giants by Maoris called Te
Kahui Tipua which used to roam vicinity of Timaru until
around 18th century.
Zealand: According to the legends there were a lot of
giants in New Zealand before and after the arrival of
the Maori. One was Matu, who lived by Lake Wakatipu
(""tipua" means giant), he was nine feet
tall. Even bigger was Te Pute o Nga-puhi, who had eyes
as lagre as plates. The giant Taangina lived by the
Waikatro-river. He killed the high-chief Korongoi, but
his son then killed the giant. Footprints after a giant
are supposed to be found at East Cape.
Rex Gilroy has discovered giant footprints in Australia.
He has also found hand axes, clubs, pounders, knives,
and other stone-tools so huge that only giants with
extra large hands and strength could have made use of
them. Estimates for the actual size of these giants
range from 10 to 12 feet tall and over. Aboriginal legends
tells of giants living there when they arrived: "When
Giant fellas alive, them big animals still bin walkabout
this country, Ground shake when he walk. He eat peoples."
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