Cyclopes and giants: ancient mythological figures through an anatomical and palæopathological lens

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G.M. Galassi
V. Papa
L. Lambusta
M. Vaccarezza
E. Varotto

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This paper examines the origin of the myths about giants and cyclopes from the palæontological and palæopathological perspectives, highlighting how much more attention should be devoted to the possibility that a pituitary condition may have indeed played a role in the mythopoietic process.

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Galassi, F., Papa, V., Lambusta, L., Vaccarezza, M., & Varotto, E. (2022). Cyclopes and giants: ancient mythological figures through an anatomical and palæopathological lens. Human Evolution , 37(1-2), 9-15. https://doi.org/10.14673/HE2022121093
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G.M. Galassi, FAPAB Research Center, Avola (SR), Sicilia, Italy

Galassi F.M.
Archaeology, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia
FAPAB Research Center, Avola (SR), Sicilia, Italy
Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland.