According to British legends, we all were giants once! Ancient ancestors were huge and not exactly like ourselves. Traces of them exist today in England: the club-wielding Cerne Abbas and the Long Man of Wilmington. There’s the Neolithic goddess in West Kennett Long Barrow, Gog and Magog living in ancient oak trees, and the giant killed by Jack in Cornwall. What are the myths saying about our human nature? What have we gained and what have we lost?

Maya Magee Sutton graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and that triggered her desire to travel and engage with other cultures. She received her Ph.D. from UNM, where she taught Celtic history and mythology. She has dual citizenship with the Republic of Ireland, and has been inside Newgrange nine times. Sutton lived in England for seven summers where she spent time exploring the legends at all the giant formations.