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Legends say a giant lives at the peak of the Krkonose Mountains. His name is Rubezahl, the Mountain Guardian. The mountains get a lot of snow. But in the summer, flowers bloom. Legends say the giant can control the weather. If someone offends him, he can create a storm.

The Giant’s Causeway is a rock formation in Ireland. Legends say that a giant named Finn built this area as a bridge to Scotland. Another giant lived in Scotland. He threatened the giants of Ireland. Finn crossed the bridge to fight the Scottish giant and keep Ireland safe.

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Making Connections


What would you do if you met a giant? Talk to a friend and compare your answers.


Giants are part of many myths and legends. What myths or legends have you read about in other books?


Why do you think so many cultures have stories about giants? Write a few sentences explaining your answer.

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