Thursday, October 14, 2010

Giant Greek Heroes

It is not well-known that classical authors attributed gigantic heights to ancient Greek heroes.

In his work Heroikos ("On Heroes", ca. AD 230), the sophist Philostratus the Lemnian  addresses the general belief that ancient heroes averaged more than 10 cubits -equivalent to more than 4 meters or 12 feet- in height. Philostratus mentions, as an empirical evidence for giant heroes, the findings of  enormous bones in the places where the heroes' tombs were traditionally assumed to lie.

On the basis of the sizes of those bones, Philostratus states that, for instance, Orestes -one of Agamemnon 's children- reached 3 meters or 10 feet; Ajax -king of Salamis and a principal character in Homer's Iliad- was not less that 4.5 meters or 15 feet tall; and Achilles -the greatest warrior of the Trojan war, according to Homer- was a colossus 10 meter or 33 feet in height. 

The following figure shows a comparison of the height of these three heroes with each other and with a normal modern man (1.8 m or 6 ft).

From a normal man's perspective, the three giants should have looked as shown below.

It is now believed that Philostratus's accounts should have been inspired by the discovery of fossil bones of big Tertiary mammals -such as mammooths or extinct rhinoceroses- which are still frequent in several locations of the Greek Mediterranean.  This historical explanation doesn't prevent us to imagine some scenes featuring Philostratus's giant heroes and normal men, as in the following pictures.

 Orestes during battle

 Orestes and two enemies

 Orestes's war spoils

 Ajax abusing Orestes - I

 Ajax abusing Orestes - II

Ajax abusing Orestes - III

 Slaves helping Ajax

Ajax during battle

 Ajax after battle

Slaves polishing Achilles's helmet

Achilles relaxing for a moment

Achilles putting away a few slaves

Achilles and Ajax's love - I

 Achilles and Ajax's love - II

 Achilles and Ajax's love - III

Achilles and Ajax's love - IV 

Achilles and Ajax's love - V

 Achilles abusing Orestes - I

 Achilles abusing Orestes - II

Achilles abusing Orestes - III


  1. Wonderful! I would serve Achilles in any way he desired- a magnificent, muscular blond giant!

    1. and no doubt the finest piece of Achille il his giant cock. I hope he splash hard a lot of cum, a sufficient meal for ordinary men...

  2. This work is awesome! Thank you for taking the time to create and post something so hot.

  3. this is so hot. more giants in helmet please!@

  4. This work is beautiful - "Achilles abusing Orestes II" (the one where Achilles has Orestes' head shoved up Achilles' ass) makes me envy little Orestes. Imagine the musky smell of a god's muscular butt.

    HeThong, your work makes me wish I could leave my normal ho-hum reality behind and enter your world of gods and cruel giants as a little slave. I would work hard to pleasure my god/giant master's butt, and when he's satisfied or bored of me, I'd happily sacrifice myself and become a pretty good snack.

  5. This is great work. I love how you took time to get all the relative proportions exactly right. Would like to see more of these, preferably with the giants interacting with normal-sized people.

    Great stuff! Keep up the good work.

  6. FIRST of all, I enjoyed it. But what gave you the thought to pursieve some Greek heroes being so gigantic? Your artwork is great!

  7. Dean (above) is probably a very fine fellow (though I've a hunch he won't be taking home any medals for spelling prowess). But I trust his misgivings concerning the awe-inspiring proportions with which you invariably endow your CRIPPLINGLY hot renderings of legendary heroes will exert no influence whatsoever on any future work you decide to offer our hero-starved planet.

    Ye gods! The mere thought of a He Thong clueless enough to endow superhuman paragons like Goliath (who IS a giant, for heaven's sake) or Hercules as puny seven-foot studmuffins is too depressing to contemplate!!