Temporary exhibition

Since time immemorial, men have imagined gigantic beings - some benevolent some, terrifying. According to the folklorist Albert Marinus, the giants of procession and pageant reflect the need to express ideas and feelings in ways which are both concrete and extraordinary. In our regions (the Low Countries), the archives show the existence of giants throughout the Low Countries in the 15th century: Goliath, the Bayard Horse (accompanied by the four Aymon sons) or Saint George fighting the Dragon.

This exhibition highlights all the facets of these characters, both biblical and legendary heroes, so much more imposing than ordinary people. It takes place in the heart of the remains of the Coudenberg Palace, which was the Brussels residence of Emperor Charles V.

An Albert Marinus Center project.