Real Live People With Horns and Tails! Human or Supernatural?

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The Stuff of Legends

I recently wrote about human beings that were born or later developed horns. We all know the legends of horned people or gods. Pan, the Devil and so on. I firmly believe that many of the legends and myths that we remember today is just a genetic memory of people or peoples who have had these amazing physical differences.


Even today in India if someone is born with an anomaly there is always the outcry that he is the reincarnation of a famous God. Who's to say they are wrong? Not me. But these days, with all the medical and scientific know how, we have tried to categorize each and every anomaly and give it a scientific 'cold' name.

I say 'cold' purely because by taking out the stuff of legends and turning them into a medical anomaly I believe we have lost something special.

Who's to say these people should not be treated with respect? What's wrong with giving them a higher status like they do in India? I think its marvelous.

At the beginning of time when man first turned his eyes to the stars and mysteries around him, he would try to categorize not only the world but the amazing sights and disfigurements of the other human beings. They began to worship them as Gods because of their differences in appearance.

And who's to say that maybe these people were not Godlike in stature and soul?

Nobody really knows how or when we as humans got here. Maybe we are missing a huge chunk of history that has been completely hidden due to the fact that we have just not found any proof yet. And maybe these modern equivalents of ancient Gods and Myths may just be our missing links to the past.




Horned Woman.

Horned Woman
Horned Woman | Source

The Horned Ones

Whether you believe they are good or evil, there is no getting away from the fact that the mention of people with horns will always cause a shudder within certain populations of the world.

In England, the Horned Man is known as Herne the Hunter. In the Bible the beast with horns is the Devil. And in Greek mythology Pan is the God of wine and debauchery. And they all have horns.

But the reality is that people today have horns. It can be caused through a trauma to the spot where the horn is, or skin disease. Either way, the horn is made of Keratin the same as our fingernails and hair.

Cyclopia Kitten.

Cyclopia Animals  There are human babies but I found them too disturbing to show. If you wish to see them please click into google images.
Cyclopia Animals There are human babies but I found them too disturbing to show. If you wish to see them please click into google images. | Source
Cyclops.
Cyclops. | Source

Holoprosencephaly or Cyclopia Syndrome.

Cyclops is another Greek myth and legend. The Giant with the one eye. He was said to be a member of a primordial race of giants.

According to legend there were three cyclopes, Brontes, Steropes and Arges. These were the sons of Uranus and Gaia brothers of the Titans from Greek myth.

But once again truth is stranger than fiction.

Cyclopia, also known as cyclocephaly is a congenital disorder where the brain does not separate as it should within the womb as an embryo.

In other words it doesn't divide the orbits of the eyes into two eye cavities. Usually in these cases the nose does not develop or appears elsewhere on the head or body. The syndrome will be caused by toxins that have invaded the body, or purely genetic defects.


People with tails.
People with tails. | Source

Human Vestigiality. Or People with Tails.

Human vestigiality is a strange phenomenon occurring in both people and animals. Vestigiality literally means 'Lost through evolution.'

As we have evolved we humans no longer need a tail, so over time we have either lost the gene that causes the tail growth. Or more to the point the actual gene has been turned off.

But occasionally by a fault of birth the gene somehow becomes active once again. We all have a stubby little tail in the womb which becomes absorbed throughout the pregnancy.

There are various forms of tails and some doctors believe that many are caused by a form of spina bifida.

In Legend the Greeks believe that the Satyr or Pan were born with tails and were associated with fertility. The Romans later named it Faunus. Just think Mr Tumnus from the Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe!

Progeria.

blog.medfriendly.com Progeria this child could be anywhere between 3 years old to approx 10 years old!
blog.medfriendly.com Progeria this child could be anywhere between 3 years old to approx 10 years old!

Premature Aging Progeria.

Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome Or Advanced Age

There are many tales in history of little people, or Goblins. Creatures that look very like humans but are wizened and old, with large protuberances such as ears and noses. Along with these features they were also said to speak in a strange voice.

Once again we have a modern physiological anomaly that is very similar to these old fairy tales. The name is Progeria.

So what is it?

It is a form of speed aging. The cause is an extremely rare genetic disorder where the signs of aging start from birth.

There is believed to be only one in eight million births.The reason for the premature aging is something to do with cell growth. To read in depth please go to:


Primordial Dwarfism
Primordial Dwarfism | Source

Primordial Dwarfism

Relating to one of the 200 forms of Dwarfism, Primordial dwarfism is said to only effect about 100 people in the world at one time.

Caused by a mutant gene from both parents, there is no cure for this as the problem starts within in the womb.

Babies are born much smaller initially than other babies, but it can take years for the doctors to diagnose this problem.

Its said that many won't live past the age of 30 purely because the disability causes vascular problems.

Once again the talk of small people in myths and legends could possibly be caused by this genetic defect in the past.

Along with the genus Homo Floresiensis (the Hobbits) found on the Island of Flores back in 2003.

These were to thought to be just an abnormality of the brain that was causing them to be tiny. But after study, the scientists realised that actually the small people found were in fact a whole new species of human.

Giants

Giants in Mythology.
Giants in Mythology. | Source
Sultan Kosen Worlds Tallest Man from Turkey
Sultan Kosen Worlds Tallest Man from Turkey | Source

Giants

Throughout history, myths and legends and of course the Bible there have been stories of Giants.

We all know the story of David and Goliath, but what about the real McCoy?

There has always been arguments about whether these people were actual giants or not.

If you think about it, the normal human height throughout history has always been pretty small.

Even back in the 1500's King Henry and his court were quite short.

The armour that he wore tends to give the game away.

It wouldn't even fit me. So being a giant in those days is pretty relative to the locals.

But maybe not. As you can see by the photos, we do have giants today. They may not be up there will Gulliver's Travels but they are tall.

This is caused by Pituitary Gigantism caused by a tumour.

The Tallest person in the world today is Sultan Kosen from Turkey!

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Okay, the tail thing....way too strange. How would you like to go on a first date with that, and then find out you were attracted, only to discover that tail? LOL

Too much fun for a Sunday night, Nell! Thanks for the laughs.


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Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

Oh Nell this is food for thought. Perhaps past myth is actually reality?

I didn't realise that humans and animals were born now with one eye. It must be very hard for them to live in our superficial world where outer appearance is sadly deemed so important. I really feel for the people these conditions affect and the uphill struggle it must be for them.

Very interesting hub.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

Oh goodness, that tail is very unusual. Interesting hub with much to consider. This was a very entertaining hub indeed, Nell.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Enthralling hub Nell. This stuff amazes me and is always interesting. It really seems there is a solid basis for strange people and creatures in folklore and mythology. I look forward to your next hub. Voted up.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Nell, you raise good points, but our reaction is usually to turn away from these abnormalities and pretend they're not even people. Very interesting!


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Lady Guinevere 2 years ago from West Virginia

This is a great article Nell. I am sharing it.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Debra, I am really glad you liked it, and thanks for the share! nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

lol! bill, well at least they would have a tail to tell!! groan! thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Anna, I think the majority of children born like it actually don't survive very long, there are no photos of adults with this illness, sadly, thanks for reading.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Flourish, yes we humans do have a strange history, who knows? maybe we are missing a link somewhere! thanks for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Jodah, thanks so much for reading, yes it fascinates me too. I always think there is more to it than we know, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi MsDora, yes that's so true, we should embrace them and realise that actually they are very special people, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

“Who's to say these people should not be treated with respect? What's wrong with giving them a higher status like they do in India? I think it’s marvelous.” I couldn’t’ agree more, Nell, and I like the concept that myths were actually based real people. What used to bother me growing up was to see how these people are ostracized or viewed as “freaks” in a carnival side show. It was – and is – very cruel. Excellent hub, Nell.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida

I've never seen another person with horns of any kind, but if I did, I would treat the person with respect (and pity, too)

Great Hub. You did a lot of research for this one, as usual.

Voted UP and shared.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Wowzers Nell, you sure can find some unusual topics! Yikes on that tail image lol. Thanks for sharing this thought-provoking hub. Up and more Happy New Year, Faith Reaper


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AliciaC 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thank you for a very interesting hub, Nell. It's sad when people develop unusual features if these features hurt them in some way, such as by causing a shorter lifespan. The people should most definitely be treated with respect, though, as you say.


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DreamerMeg 2 years ago from Northern Ireland

Interesting information.


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa

Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

Fransie Geringer from Orkney, South Africa, only 13km from me, was among the first progeria victims ever to talk publicly about the loneliness caused by his illness. Donors made it possible for him to go to America where he could meet someone just like him, and so they have had a ball in Disneyland. He had the most awesome personality and courage and was loved by one and all until his death.

I also know a dwarf woman and was compelled to give my grandchildren a thorough speech the other day, when they saw her for the first time and reacted as if she was a clown.

I myself would have been 'different' if it was not for amazing medical science. Can't imagine how life would have been being different from other people. So I take my hat off for all people who have to live with some kind of deformity.

Excellent, informative hub. Thanks, Nell.

BTW, first time I realize that many creatures in myths and legends actually resemble real people with some kind of deformity. Duh!


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Nell, how tall is the man from Turkey? His feet are almost as long as the sidewalk is wide. Interesting hub, Nell. Weird, but interesting.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Amazing and sad. We cannot help but want to look and I have visited many Ripley's over the years so I know it can get pretty weird. Being short I might like to try tall for a change. I have a feeling you are tall? No?

Very interesting. ^+


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alancaster149 2 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

Odd, Nell. That's as much as I can say. I've heard of freakish children being treated as godlike in India. As for the tall gene, a cousin of mine had a mother who measured about 5' 10", a father about 6' 2". My cousin grew to over 6' 6". They have spinal problems in later years (the one in the Hub-page above has to walk with sticks). I knew another tall man, over 6'6" again, who'been a rear gunner in a Lancaster bomber. Can you imagine that, sitting huddled for twelve hours or more (you can see the lack of space in the rear turret of the 'Lanc' at Hendon RAF Museum, NW London), being shot at and having to crank the turret as well?

Have a good New Year 2014, Nell. May your dreams be realised.


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TurtleDog 2 years ago

Wow... bold post. Great stuff here I wasn't aware of and how myth is tied to actual conditions. Nice job. Voted a deserved up and interesting


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Genna, yes its strange that the more modern we became the more we started treating these people badly! back in history they were revered as Gods! seems that sometimes we are going backward and not forwards! thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi mary, thanks so much for reading, and great to see you back on here, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Faith, thanks so much, yes I like my odd stories! lol! Happy New Year to you too, thanks!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Alicia, yes that's so true, people only look at the outside they forget that these people are suffering short life spans, its such a shame, thanks so much, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks DreamerMeg, glad you liked it!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Martie, I didn't realise that Fransie was the first to talk publicly I have seen a few on tv, and its so sad. I can understand how children do see someone different like your grandchildren did, they watch films and just presume. I remember my friends little boy totally embarrassing her down the town one day when a guy walked past with one leg. the boy yelled look mum his leg fell of! the guy laughed, but it was still a cringe worthy moment, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi bravewarrior, he is 8ft 3ins! that's pretty tall! I actually saw a woman the other day who must have been at least 6 and a half feet tall! amazing! thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Jackie, lol! no I am 5ft 2ins tall! they call me the hobbit! haha! thanks for reading, and have a Wonderful New Year!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi alan, that's fascinating! and the guy in the Lancaster bomber sounds like my uncle! he was tall too, and was a navigator in a lancaster bomber! I hope you have a wonderful New Year, and thanks as always.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

You sure look tall...well I am 5ft, so you are tall to me! lol


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi TurtleDog, yes if we look back in history and myth it does make sense, doesn't it? thanks


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

LOL! that was quick! no, I am a little tiddler! well, not so small in weight these days! but yes they say the best comes in little packages! you are smaller than me? wow! lol!


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Interesting hub, it must be really difficult with the tails and horns. God has indeed created abnormalities in human beings that are hard to believe! Great write. Voted up.


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

Great, interesting and unusual hub!

The bottomline is everything is created by God, and who can question him! Voted up as interesting!


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Nell, Simply fascinating! We humans are much more interesting than one would think, this is a very enlightening read. Voting up and sharing.

A Happy and prosperous New Year to you.


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa

My son did the same when he saw deformity for the first time when he was 6. I suppose we should prepare children in time as they really don't know what it is all about until we explain.

I must add, Nell, that there was a time in Africa and I believe in many other cultures when deformed babies were not allowed to live. They were associated with Evil. My next African legend will be all about this....

To be honest, humans are inherent extremely cruel.... until they obtain a sense of compassion and empathy....


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Bishop55 2 years ago from USA

Really cool hub. Fun to read! I've heard of a few of these, but not all. I find that differences in people are amazing! Imagine how boring the world would be if we were all the same!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Bishop, that is so true! I find the human body fascinating, especially when we have anomalies like these, and if it makes the people revered in some way then all to the good, its better than being nasty to them as some of us sadly are, thanks!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Martie, yes that's so true, and as you say that practice was often done even in Europe throughout the middle ages, its because they believed that it was from the devil, luckily these days we know better, I hope. thanks for coming back, and have a wonderful night!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi tobusiness, thanks so much, and I hope you have a wonderful New Year, thanks!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi ChitrangadaSharan, that is so true! thank you so much, and I hope you have a wonderful New Year!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Vellur, yes it must! thanks so much for reading, have a great New Year! nell


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alancaster149 2 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

The navigator didn't have a lot more space than 'Tail End Charlie' (the rear gunner), but he could get away quicker in the event of...

The character in the title picture had his own tin opener, just in case. He'd have got out a lot quicker!

Remember John Merrick? He was kept in a cage on the fair circuit until he was helped out by a clown character. He couldn't lie down for fear of respiratory problems, (had to sleep sitting up).


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

I remember John Merrick, the Elephant man, that was so sad, my uncle got shot down in 1941, it was so sad purely because I would love to have met him, he was really talented. He played the violin by the age of four, had a big band group in the 1930s with Snake Hips Johnson, a successful dancer and singer, he went to the same school as my uncle Sir William Borlase Grammar school. strangely enough he also died in 41 when he was on stage in london and it was hit by a bomb in the blitz! and then my uncle went on to Miami to train as a pilot/navigator and had brains coming out of his ears so to speak, so you can imagine how much I would have loved to have met him. Sorry for rambling on, lol! have a Wonderful New Year!


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Nell, you write the most interesting articles. There are many mishaps that occur in gestation. The horn is a scary phenomeon. I worked in labor and delivery for a time, the worst i saw was a white baby girl born with black circles on her entire body. The Dr. had no clue as to what caused it. The tail is not surprising and all babies have fins in gestation. We have so much to learn. I wonder if we ever will? Great topic....


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Ruby, I have never heard of that phenomenon before, black circles? wow! we have a history/legend in my town about a black and white boy, he was famous as he was originally in a circus, a guy from our town adopted him, and he is buried with him, this was in the 1800s. thanks so much for reading, and I hope you have a Wonderful New Year!


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CMHypno 2 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

Great hub Nell. It's interesting to look back and see how differently we have reacted to physical deformities and anomalies over the centuries. I think that it is quite sad how intolerant we can be today of even minor problems, with babies being aborted just because they have conditions like a cleft palate that can easily be repaired with modern surgery. I think we need to stop chasing our ideas of perfection and just celebrate life in all its different shapes and forms. Happy New Year and successful 2014 hubbing!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Cynthia, yes that's it exactly,back in the old days they were revered, then they were shoved into freak shows and now we seek perfection, its so wrong, everybody deserves respect. Thanks for reading, and have a great 2014 hubbing too!


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Health Reports 2 years ago from North America

Interesting, well researched and freaky! Voted up and interesting. I have often thought myth was based on exaggerations of actual phenomenon.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Health, thanks for reading, yes I do think back in history or myth, that we did worship these people with tails and horns, and I have a theory, not based on anything scientific, lol! that maybe humans are not quite what we seem! maybe there was a missing link of thousands of years when people did have horns and tails and that's why these people are not 'freaks' of nature, hate that word, but maybe throwbacks to how we all were!


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

It is amazing what people thought about years ago and what they believed. Sounds mysterious and so interesting.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks DDE, yes its amazing that people like this still exist! thanks so much for reading, nell


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

There are many anomalies, not just height or added appendages, but so many others. Many f these people have been sunned ad/or mistreated as a result, due to others not understanding the root cause. What a way to have to live.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Deb, yes that's so true, it seems strange to me how we have come from revering them to treating them badly, so much for progress! thanks so much for reading, nell


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grandmapearl 2 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

Nell, I gotta admit that the tail thing and the horn just freaked me out! I felt so sorry for that one-eyed kitten. I never heard of anything like that before. I did see a special on the super fast aging experienced by some children; as well as all the problems facing very tall humans. This was very interesting. Thanks for sharing some of the strange things that humans and animals have to deal with, and their possible connection to myths and legendary beings. Great article my friend ;) Pearl


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi grandmapearl, thanks so much for reading, yes the one eyed kitten, there were photos of children or babies with it but it was too disturbing to put on here, its such a horrible thing to happen, but yes these people are really amazing aren't they? thanks as always, nell


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cam8510 2 years ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

I have always found the people with premature aging to be very interesting. I definitely can see how many of these abnormalities could have been the source of myths and legends. Thanks for the very interesting hub.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi cam, thanks so much for reading, yes these people are so fascinating, nell


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kittythedreamer 2 years ago from the Ether

Nell - You know you sucked me right in with this one, my friend. I've often wondered similar things myself...specifically when it comes to the "wee folk" and "giants". I love that you tie in the other anomalies and possibilities such as the horned ones and "goblins" of sorts. So intriguing and really makes me think about what might have been back in ancient times and beyond! If this earth is millions of years old, and we've been on it for hundreds of thousands of years or longer, what happened to all of that unwritten history? Before pre-history? Love it! :)


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi kitty, lol! thought you might like this one! exactly! our myths and legends must come from somewhere, take dragons for example, they say it comes from the dinosaur bones they find but they also say that they flew! but these days they try to change that because they haven't got proof, yet! thanks as always, nell


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I find this fascinating to read. I feel for those who have to live with these anomalies. You certainly do come up with interesting topics and cover them with great flare.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks so much teaches, I love anything out of the ordinary and try to link them to the past in some way, which I hope I did, glad you liked it, nell


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

Well done Nell and so right. Perhaps the "civilized" world is wrong and these are god-like manifestations. Who are we to judge others?

I love myths and fantasy but when it comes to reality they deserve to lead normal lives and have everything they need and more because usually they lives are shortened by their abnormality. BTW, whatever happened to the one-eyed kitten?

As always Nell, top notch. Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.


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schoolgirlforreal 2 years ago from USA

Hello Nell!

I am glad for how you brought some reality to these cases, and "disorders" and how we got ideas of things from them. I feel that people like that little 5yr old girl, and any kind of disability like retardation or autism can really bring out the inner beauty for all to see, which is such a blessing.

Thanks!


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Alphadogg16 2 years ago from Texas

Very interesting point of view Nell, I have always been fascinated with Greek Mythology myself. Thumbs up on your hub.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi mary, I am not sure what happened to the kitten it doesn't say, but I would imagine it didn't last very long, sadly. There are children on the internet like this, but I found the images too disturbing to show and yes these people should be treated with respect and not derision, thanks as always, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi schoolgirl, that is so true! they are all beautiful in their own way, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Alpha, thanks so much, and I am glad you liked it, nell


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nuffsaidstan 2 years ago

I always just feel so sorry for these people, great hub nell.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks stan, yes me too. but its amazing how in history people with horns or tails, one eye or looking like a goblin were revered, now they are just picked on, shame. Thanks for reading, nell


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Writer Fox 2 years ago from the wadi near the little river

You've certainly found some interesting information. Guinness says that the tallest man in your picture is 8 ft 3 in. His height had to do with an abnormal growth on his pituitary glad that required surgery to stop him from growing any taller. I wish we knew more about what causes all of the conditions you mention here. Great article and voted up!


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

I agree with Writer Fox on this one, It hurts to see things like this and no way to help.

Voted up. Great article.


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BeatsMe 2 years ago

Nice points about genetic anomalies. In ancient times, they didn't really understand, so people with anomalies during those times probably didn't even receive any sympathy from others. Sure, some were probably treated as gods but more often than not, they were considered as freaks just because they were different.

Nice hub, by the way. :)


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Fox, yes I have seen programs about the abnormality of the pituitary gland, so sad, glad you liked it and thanks again, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi Shyron, thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Hi BeatsMe, yes the two extremes, Gods or Freaks, sadly we haven't come to far have we? thanks so much for reading, nell

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