This gigantic chalk earthwork is formally known as the Cerne Abbas Giant, but is best known by the moniker “rude man,” in reference to his gigantic genitalia. The figure can be found carved into chalk bedrock on a hillside in Dorset, England.
The figure is of indeterminate age, but is believed to date from the Iron age, and is probably a representation of the Celtic God In Dagda, a deity with similarities to the Greek Hercules. In 2008, there was some controversy caused when a promotional figure of cartoon character Homer Simpson was painted alongside the giant, causing a number of groups representing historical and pagan religious interests to object.
|The giant as viewed from the air|