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How tall were Achilles, Ajax, and Orestes? The heroes (Nephilim) of Greek Mythology?

In his work Heroikos, (“On Heroes”, ca. AD 230), Philostratus the Lemnian  addresses the general belief that ancient heroes averaged more than 12 feet – in height. Philostratus mentions, as an empirical evidence for giant heroes, the findings of enormous bones in the places where the heroes’ tombs were traditionally assumed to lie. On the basis […]

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