Most-Wanted Monsters is thrilled to be one of more than 1500 blogs taking part in the 2012 A -Z Blogging Challenge - 26 opportunities to help you survive a paranormal apocalypse. Don't let our epic monster limericks fool you - the lore we share about the beasties featured in each daily post could literally save your life. Know them before they GET you!
GIANTSThe gentle giant, over 10 feet tallIs often not very jolly at allThey bellow and roarCause a thunderous snoreRun little ones! But dare not fall
Fairy Tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk often depict giants as stupid or violent monsters, frequently said to eat humans, especially children. They can roar like thunder, make the earth shake, and are known for their keen sense of smell…fee fi fo fum.
And infamous for their prodigious size and strength, these beasties have shared more than their fifteen minutes of fame.
With over three dozen known “groups”, the giant is a storybook and pop culture favorite. From the one-eyed Cyclops to the Hundred-Armed monsters (yes,with 100 arms and 50 heads each), this creature of giant proportions has made many appearances in classic fiction and on film.
SURVIVAL TIP: What to do if you’re faced with a giant that isn’t jolly and green? Use your wit. While not all giants are violent, the majority are a few bricks short of a full load. Outsmarting them may be your best chance of escape – unless of course, you’re channeling your inner David. But for goodness sakes, never wake a sleeping giant - they tend to be a bit grumpy.
Fee Fi Fo Fum, what "G" beast are you frightened of? (Or, who is your favorite giant?)Tell us in the comments below and you could win an e-copy of SPIRITED, an anthology of 13 haunting stories.