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The Laestrygonians in Greek mythology were a race of giant cannibals, or more properly a race of man-eating giants.
In classical Homeric literature, the Greek hero Odysseus (in the Odyssey) along with his men, encountered such terrible creatures on their return to Ithaca (their home) after the Trojan War. These giants ate up many of Odysseus's men and destroyed almost all their ships when they were escapig.
A more recent example from contemporary literature, is in the 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians' series, in the volume The Sea of Monsters.
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