The Giant Who Had No Heart

A giant who hides his heart so that he might live forever turns a band of six brothers into stone lawn ornaments. There is a seventh brother however, and when he goes looking for his missing brethren, he finds a clever princess who want to help him slay the giant.

Download this episode: https://audio.simplecast.com/a0fe8ae2.mp3

Don’t forget to watch Tanner’s overview and response to this story on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_IL7kQBZLZ8

Buy the tabletop gaming album mentioned: https://satyproductions.bandcamp.com/album/soundscapes-from-the-underground

A giant who hides his heart so that he might live forever turns a band of six brothers into stone lawn ornaments. There is a seventh brother however, and when he goes looking for his missing brethren, he finds a clever princess who want to help him slay the giant.

Elements in this story may remind you of Koschai the Deathless or the Island of Jinns story we shared during Season 2. If you’re interested in knowing why it is that similar themes spring up in cultures that know nothing about one another, you may want to read Joseph Campbell’s book “The Hero with a Thousand Faces”.

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