Curacao, a beatiful Venezuelan Isle was named “Isle of the Giants” by the Spanish as explorer Amerigo Vespucci & his crew met living giants there. A plot to kidnap three giant women was foiled when the giant men arrived.

Excerpt from the book:  The Suppressed History of America (see more information further below)

Amerigo, for whom one-third of the world would later be named [zamzummim disagrees here, and believes America was named after the South American plumed serpent god Amaru–see earlier blog], wrote about the giants he encountered on the modern-day island of Curacao.

Recounting the experience, Vespucci wrote, “We landed to see if we could find fresh water, and imagining that the island was not inhabited because we saw not people.  Going along the shore, we beheld very large footprints of men on the sand.  And we judged if their other members were of the same size, that they must be very big men.”

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beautiful beach on the island of Curacao

As Vespucci and his men ventured inot the island jungle he writes “We discovered a trail and set ourselves to walk on it two leagues and a half inland; we met with a village of twelve houses in which we did not find anyone except five women, two old ones and three girls so lofty in stature that we gazed at them in astonishment.”

Vespucci and his men were invited to eat and drink.  While doing so they formed a plan to kidnap the three exotic girls.  But their plans dissolved quickly when the giant men of the village returned.  In a state of anxiety, Vespucci recalls:

While we were thus plotting, thirty-men arrived, who entered the house where we were drinking, and they were of such lofty stature that each of them was taller when upon his knees than I was when standing erect.  Men that were so well built, it was a famous sight to see them.  They were of the stature of giants in their great size and in the proportion of their bodies which corresponded with their height.  When the men entered, some of our fellows were so frightened that at the moment they thought they were done for.  The warriors had bows and arrows and tremendous oar blades finished off like swords.  When they saw our small stature, they began to converse with us to learn who we were and whence we came.  We gave the soft words for the sake of amity and replied to them in sign language that we were men of peace and that we were out to see the world.  In fact, we judged it wise to part from them without controversy, and so we went by the same trail by which we had come.  They stuck with us all the way to the sea and until we embarked.

Vespucci and company made it safely back to their boats and fired off a few shots from their guns.  The frightened giants scattered back into their villages, and Vespucci sailed away.  He promptly named Curacao the Isle of Giants.

Suppressed  Press book images to purchase on Amazon

Amerigo Vespucci and his Trans-Atlantic Explorations

Amerigo Vespucci and his Trans-Atlantic Explorations

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Replica of Amerigo Vespucci’s Ship

 

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Below is part of an ad for the yearly “Salsa Giants” show on Curacao with obvious reference to historical giants

In The Spotlight – “Salsa Giants”:a master piece made in Curaçao!
Thursday, 15 August 2013 18:50
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It’s impossible to forget the 31st of August 2012. This beautiful island was the main character of a salsa explosion at the

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~ by zamzummim on October 9, 2013.

One Response to “Curacao, a beatiful Venezuelan Isle was named “Isle of the Giants” by the Spanish as explorer Amerigo Vespucci & his crew met living giants there. A plot to kidnap three giant women was foiled when the giant men arrived.”

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