The Giants of Ath
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August 22nd, 2009 – by: Adrian_Liston
It was a beautiful day to be enjoying a festival, although the whole thing seemed to go over our heads. There was a giant Goliath and another giant (she didn't have a name, so I'll just call her Goliath's wife) and they started at the town hall and then danced their way to the Church. Everyone yelled and cheered (and have a 12 gun salute) whenever they kissed, then they all packed into the Church for a long and official wedding ceremony, a process which took around four hours.
Then along with Goliath and his wife there were a few additional characters of no clear function. There was "Magnon", a devil character with inflated pig's bladders, two "wild men" dressed up in green leaves, and two "horse-vamps" (men dressed up as men on horses). There was also a little boy with red ribbons on his white outfit, which we later figured out was David.
After the wedding everyone celebrated and the giants danced and twirled their way back to the town hall with thunderous applause. Then the little boy David stepped out, threw a rock at Goliath killing him, and everyone clapped even more and left. Such fickle people from Ath, seeming so fond of Goliath and his wife, celebrating their marriage, and then applauding the loutish David who killed Goliath on his wedding day for no particular reason. Huh.
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