Myths from all over the world talk about a race of giants that once inhabited the land. These stories come from the Middle East, Africa, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. These giants were called the Titans by the Greeks, Nephilim by the Hebrews, and Daityas by Hindus.
With so much mythology spread over a large area of the world, could there be some truth to these stories? The first thing that points in favour of such stories originally coming from real giants are fossils in the Earth. We know there was a time when animals were giants including dinosaurs six stories high, dragonflies that were ten times larger than today, and birds with wingspans up to 30 feet wide. So it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine there could exist giant humans if humans existed in prehistoric times.
But is there evidence for giant humans? The following video looks at this subject from a biblical view point as that book contains many references to giants on the earth. For example according to Numbers 13:33, we read:
The Lord said to Moses, “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites” … So they went up and spied out the land … And they told him: “… Yet the people who live in the land are strong, and the towns are fortified and very large; and besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there.” … So they brought to the Israelites an unfavorable report of the land that they had spied out, saying, “The land that we have gone through as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants; and all the people that we saw in it are of great size. There we saw the Nephilim (the Anakites come from the Nephilim); and to ourselves we seemed like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.”
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.
The word Nephilim is loosely translated as ‘giants’.