The Lilliputian band plays for Gulliver after he is pardoned from a conviction.

Band at giant's feet

The Lilliputian band plays for Gulliver after he is pardoned from a conviction.

A footprint of brontozoum giganeum, a now extinct relative of the cassowary. This example is eighteen inches in length, the bird was believed to weigh between four and eight hundred pounds.

Footprint of brontozoum giganteum

A footprint of brontozoum giganeum, a now extinct relative of the cassowary. This example is eighteen…

"The Giant Buprestis, <em>B. gigantea</em> of guiana, is two inches long, and its body is of a green coppery color. It is so brilliant that inhabitants make bracelets and other ornaments of it." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Giant Buprestis

"The Giant Buprestis, B. gigantea of guiana, is two inches long, and its body is of a green…

A cartoon drawing of soldiers entering a dark cave where a giant resides.

In Doubting Castle

A cartoon drawing of soldiers entering a dark cave where a giant resides.

Geirrod the giant spies a bird on the chimney of his castle. It is really Loki wearing Freya's eagle feather coat. Geirrod keeps him and gives him no food or water since he will not talk.

Geirrod and Loki

Geirrod the giant spies a bird on the chimney of his castle. It is really Loki wearing Freya's eagle…

Geirrod the giant's daughter pours a pitcher of water into a stream. Thor and Loki are wading through it until it starts becoming deeper. Thor throws a stone near her to scare her away.

Geirrod's Daughter Pouring Water

Geirrod the giant's daughter pours a pitcher of water into a stream. Thor and Loki are wading through…

Giant chasing man with goose riding a rabbit.

Giant

Giant chasing man with goose riding a rabbit.

Woman combs giant's hair by fireplace

Giant

Woman combs giant's hair by fireplace

Giant and boy in the tree.

Giant

Giant and boy in the tree.

Giant with a cap and hood carrying a stick.

Giant

Giant with a cap and hood carrying a stick.

An illustration of a giant sitting in a cave playing with a herd of sheep.

Giant Sitting in Cave with Sheep

An illustration of a giant sitting in a cave playing with a herd of sheep.

Gulliver sitting on a building in Lilliput with all the Lilliputians gathered around him.

Giant sitting

Gulliver sitting on a building in Lilliput with all the Lilliputians gathered around him.

A symbolical figure representing a giant having the head of an ox and wielding a club.

Giant with the Head of an Ox

A symbolical figure representing a giant having the head of an ox and wielding a club.

Gulliver brings in the drifting boat.

Gulliver

Gulliver brings in the drifting boat.

Gulliver takes the enemy's fleet, the Blefuscudians, and victoriously drags them into the royal port of Lilliput crying, "Long live the most puissant Emperor Lilliput!"

Gulliver in Victory

Gulliver takes the enemy's fleet, the Blefuscudians, and victoriously drags them into the royal port…

A production of 900 men and 1500 horses were brought together to transport Gulliver to the Metropolis, a half a mile distance.

Gulliver's Journey to the Metropolis

A production of 900 men and 1500 horses were brought together to transport Gulliver to the Metropolis,…

From <em>Gulliver's Travels</em> by Dean Swift.

Emperor Visits Gulliver

From Gulliver's Travels by Dean Swift.

Thor and Tyr travel to the Hymir the giant's house to get his large kettle named Mile-Deep. Hymir's wife, Hrod shows it to them.

Hrod and the Kettle Mile-Deep

Thor and Tyr travel to the Hymir the giant's house to get his large kettle named Mile-Deep. Hymir's…

A scene from the story, <em>Jack and the Bean-Stalk.</em>

Jack and the Bean-Stalk

A scene from the story, Jack and the Bean-Stalk.

Also known as Polygonum sachalinense. It is native to northeastern Asia and northern Japan. The flowers are a greenish-yellow color, with long-pointed ovate leaves.

Giant Knotweed

Also known as Polygonum sachalinense. It is native to northeastern Asia and northern Japan. The flowers…

A scene from the story, <em>The Vailliant Little Tailor</em>.

Little Tailor

A scene from the story, The Vailliant Little Tailor.

Gulliver in Lilliput sitting on the grass speaking to an inhabitant.

man sitting indian style

Gulliver in Lilliput sitting on the grass speaking to an inhabitant.

The giant pitta inhabits Sumatra, feeding mostly on ants.

Giant Pitta

The giant pitta inhabits Sumatra, feeding mostly on ants.

A pixy named Thomas alarmed that a human has just invaded his lawn by jumping over Thomas' wall.

Pixy and a Man

A pixy named Thomas alarmed that a human has just invaded his lawn by jumping over Thomas' wall.

"Victoria Regia, named by Lindley after Queen Victoria, is the most magnificent of all known water lilies, and comes from a region in which it had been supposed that no Nymph&aelig;ace&aelig; occurred. It was first discovered by the botanist H&aelig;nke in 1801; Bonbigny, in 1828, sent home specimens to Paris; others also subsequently saw it growing, but it excited no attention till in 1837, Sir Robert Schomburgk found it in the Berbice river in British Guiana. The rootstock is thick and fleshy, the leaf-stalks prickly, the leaf peltate, its margin circular, its diameter from 6 to 12 feet, the edge so turned up as to make the leaves floating in tranquil water look like a number of large trays. "&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Victoria Regia

"Victoria Regia, named by Lindley after Queen Victoria, is the most magnificent of all known water lilies,…

Skadi is a giantess and daughter of Thiassi who was killed while chasing Loki because of a trick. Skadi asks the gods for something in return for the loss of her father. They let her choose a husband by looking at only the gods' feet. She chooses a pair of white, slim feet which belong to Niord, the wind god.

Skadi Chooses a Husband

Skadi is a giantess and daughter of Thiassi who was killed while chasing Loki because of a trick. Skadi…

Thor, Loki, and two children, Thialfi and Roska travel to Giant Land where they find what they think is a house. They sleep in the largest room. When they wake up, the sun's light shows that they were sleeping in the thumb of a giant's glove.

Sleeping in the Giant's Glove

Thor, Loki, and two children, Thialfi and Roska travel to Giant Land where they find what they think…

A Brobdingnag soldier on his horse, glancing down Gulliver in his tiny size.

Soldier on horse

A Brobdingnag soldier on his horse, glancing down Gulliver in his tiny size.

Teutoboch was a legendary king of the Teutons, a Germanic tribe.

The Capture of Teutoboch

Teutoboch was a legendary king of the Teutons, a Germanic tribe.

Thor defeats a frost giant, Hrungnir. But as he falls, his club hits Thor, causing him to fall too. He is stuck under Hrungnir's foot.

Thor Stuck Under Hrungnir's Foot

Thor defeats a frost giant, Hrungnir. But as he falls, his club hits Thor, causing him to fall too.…

The prince of the Frost Giants steals Thor's hammer. The Frost Prince agrees to return it if he can marry Freya, the goddess of beauty. In order to get it back, Thor dresses up as Freya and attends the giants' great feast. Upon return of the hammer, Thor shows himself and defeats all of the Frost Giants.

Tricking the Frost Prince

The prince of the Frost Giants steals Thor's hammer. The Frost Prince agrees to return it if he can…

An illustration of a troll.

Troll

An illustration of a troll.