A couple very bizarre links were sent to ANP this morning, which led to a rapid search for patterns and connections and ultimately to the question posed in the headline: "Are we being prepared for the return of giants?"
The question comes from recent headlines about extraordinarily large babies being born, to the ongoing apparent fascination on the part of Australia with "Giants" from puppets to marionettes to today's article in The Daily Mail of "a monstrous marionette for a live performance," create by a group in Melbourne, described in the following manner by the DM article bullet points:
• Group created a monstrous marionette for a live performance; • The 26.5 metre marionette dies from a falling brick and then gives birth; • Baby feeds from breast which detaches itself and squirts milk at kids; • Huge heart jumps out of puppet's open chest and starts dancing around; • Parents across the world have a mixed reaction to the unusual show.
The short 4 1/2 minute video below shows this live performance art created by a company named "Snuff Puppets," to get an idea of why it is being referred to as "creepy," and "bizarre."
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In researching we found that for decades, as shown in multiple videos found on YouTube, Australia has had an apparent fascination with "giants," as well as being rich in history of real giants, but this odd fascination is not only limited to Australia as is evidenced by the photo at the top of this article, which is part of hyperreal sculptures of Ron Mueck which are on display at Canada's Winnipeg Art Gallery until October 4, 2015, referred to by the website FORTHTELL as "Gigantus Infantus Cannibalus" roughly translated to Giant Infant Cannibal.
"THE TIMING OF BOTH GIANT BABIES BEING BIRTHED ARTICLES, ALONG WITH THE AUSTRALIANS FASCINATION WITH GIANT PUPPETS IS INDICATIVE OF AN UNSEEN HAND GUIDING, PREPARING THE EARTH FOR THE RETURN OF THE GIANTS AND THEIR HUMAN APPETITES, SIMPLY STATED THE FALLEN ANGELS WANT THEIR CHILDREN BACK AND SATAN INTENDS TO SEE TO IT!"
That response instantly started the searches for recent headlines about extraordinarily large babies being born, which we will detail some of later in the article.
ESAIAS Chapter 13:1 THE VISION WHICH ESAIAS SON OF AMOS SAW AGAINST BABYLON.
2 Lift up a standard on the mountain of the plain, exalt the voice to them, beckon with the hand, open the gates, ye rulers. 3 I give command, and I bring them: giants are coming to fulfil my wrath, rejoicing at the same time and insulting. 4 A voice of many nations on the mountains, even like to that of many nations; a voice of kings and nations gathered together: the Lord of hosts has given command to a war-like nation, 5 to come from a land afar off, from the utmost foundation of heaven; the Lord and his warriors are coming to destroy all the world.
(English Translation of the Greek Septuagint BibleThe Translation of the Greek Old Testament Scriptures, Including the Apocrypha. Compiled from the Translation by Sir Lancelot C. L. Brenton 1851)
These tribal accounts show some resemblance to biblical stories of a pre-flood world likewise inhabited by giants. For example, Genesis tells of the Nephilim, supposedly of great size and strength. The Judaic tradition affirms that these giants sprang from the union of fallen angels with the daughters of Cain.
They were heavenly "watchers" heaven assigned to pray for mankind, but were instead seduced to father a race of giants. These were fallen angels, sons of God, the Wnai Elohim (Job 38.7). Stories and legends of giants are not confined to the Old Testament or Native American traditions, however. Although varied from region to region, their fundamental similarities present a haunting commonality.
The giants were generally portrayed with an insatiable thirst for blood, and, because of this savage lust, were violently swept away by a great deluge. Most of them perished, but a few survivors supposedly made their way to various parts of the world.
These were found in the Pine Nut Mountains, along the Jarbridge River. Here, the the [sic] huge Tsawhawbitts, evil spirits in superhuman form, ravaged the Indians. Their old stories tell that these giants possessed an appetite for human flesh, and could cross creeks with a single step, or scale mountains in few strides. They chased and captured people, putting hapless victims in huge baskets, which they carried to the mountaintop for cannibal feasts.
In further researching giants in relation to Australia, we see and article from May 2011, which references a March 2008 issue from the Australian Humanities Reveiw, which speaks to how the French discovered giants in Australia as far back as 1803. The highlighted portions will be shown below and the original 2008 issue of AHR, titled "‘Inhabited by a race of formidable giants': French Explorers, Aborigines, and the Endurance of the Fantastic in the Great South Land, 1803," can be found here.
As historian Shino Konishi tells the story, it seems that these enlightened, scientific European explorers had been conditioned by centuries of enlightened, scientific myth to believe that Giants inhabited the Antipodes. And when they got there – sure enough – they saw some Giants. Konishi writes:
Giants, along with other fabulous beings and marvels, played a significant role in evolving western conceptions of this continent, from its beginnings as the unknown terra australis incognita, or Great South Land, to the modern nation, Australia, it has become. This is because stories of giants have permeated the West since antiquity, represented in the Old Testament, medieval folklore, and Renaissance mappae mundi
The French sailors reported that they had encountered “extraordinarily big, strong men” who “prevented their going ashore”. Their story was recorded by the ship’s zoologist and chronicler François Péron: “These giants (there were a hundred or more) carried great shields and enormous spears; long, black beards grew down to the middle of their chests; they ran like furies along the beach, brandishing their weapons; they uttered great, long cries and threatened [the] fishermen, who fled precipitately toward the ship.” Péron himself recalled that “the most ancient chronicles that we possess concerning this part of New Holland [or “Australia” as we tend to call it these days] portray it as inhabited by a race of formidable giants”. You’ll note how classical and mediaeval literary allusions (furies, ancient chronicles) frame and colour what the sailors saw on the beach.
Further Google search results brought me to the Genesis 6 Giants website, page title "Giants Lost in History : Ancient Mysteries," where at the bottom we see more on Austrlia in regard to Giants, which states " There was a race or group of people found in Australia called "meganthropus" by anthropologists. These people were of very large size – estimated between 7 to 12 feet tall, depending on what source you read. These people were found with mega tool artifacts, so their humanness is difficult to question. Four jaw fragments and thousands of teeth have been found in China of "gigantopithecus blacki" – named after the discover. Based on the size of the teeth and deep jaws, its size has been estimated at around 10 feet and as tall as 12 feet, 1200 pounds."
There are many other examples found in searches about Australia and giants, just plug the two keywords in and you will find some fascinating reading, but it does explain why Australia, more than most, constantly use giant "themes" as will be shown in the video below.
Now, back to Quayle's reference to giant babies being birthed, searches show that it does seem that more and more extra large babies are being born of late. In 2009, according to CNN, a 19 lb baby was born in Indonesia. In 2013, Gawker writes "Meet Jasleen, a giant baby born in Leipzig last week. At 13.47 pounds and 22.6 inches, Jasleen is the largest-ever baby born in Germany." By 2015, we are seeing headlines of 14 lb babies being born in both Colorado and Florida.
Via Chron.com (linked above): This year, there have been lots of big babies tipping the scales. Vanessa Cervantez of Southern California welcomed a 15-pound baby boy in January. He was recognized as the heaviest baby ever born in the Golden State until 16-pound Sammisano Otuhiva was born in San Francisco the next month. Caroline Rusack of Boston, Mass., birthed a 14.5-pound baby in April.
Newborns are usually about 7 pounds and double their weight within 5 or 6 months.
Are babies getting bigger? “Overall, there’s been a 15 percent to 25 percent increase in babies weighing 8 pounds, 13 ounces or more (or 4,000 grams, the weight where a baby is considered oversized) in the past two to three decades in developed countries, according to a February report in the medical journal The Lancet,” NBC News reports.
Genesis 6:4 - "The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown"