Their name was derived from the Greek words laisêion, “raw hide” or “skin” and trygaô, “to gather”.
Size Challenged Cannibals
Description: Human eating giants…or is it giant eating humans. Size challenged cannibals!
Odysseus of Ithaca, was the main character of Homer's Odyssey. This greek story tells of his journey and how he encountered the Laestrygonians. The giants went on a rampage and ate many of Odysseus' men. In this fleshy battle the Laestrygonians destroyed eleven of his twelve ships by launching rocks from high cliffs. Odysseus' was lucky to escape with his ship as it was hidden in a cove near shore. All his crew survived.
The Laestrygonians are said to be eight-foot-tall cannibal giants with heavily tattooed arms. They have yellow pointed teeth. Under their clothing is leather armor and that they carry iron clubs. They were said to have lived on the island of Lamos, in a city called Telepylos. Their name was derived from the Greek words laisêion, “raw hide” or “skin” and trygaô, “to gather”.