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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2022|
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This paper is primarily based on a presentation given by the first author (F.M.G.) at the I Ciclopi. I Lestrigoni. Il Mito. La Storia congress (organiser: G. Taormina) held on 1st March 2019 at the Palazzo della Cultura in Catania, Sicily, Italy. We thank Lorenzo Rossi (Director of the Museo dell’Ecologia in Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy) for his precious literature suggestions.
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