Cyclopes and giants: ancient mythological figures through an anatomical and palæopathological lens
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Galassi, F.M. and Papa, V. and Lambusta, L. and Vaccarezza, M. and Varotto, E. 2022. Cyclopes and giants: ancient mythological figures through an anatomical and palæopathological lens. Human Evolution. 37 (1-2): pp. 9-15.
Faculty of Health Sciences
Curtin Medical School
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.