New from Fremantle Press in 2012 is a collection of poems which interacts with the story of King Og of Bashan (Deuteronomy 3.1-13; Numbers 21.33-35):
Looking Out From Bashan: The Republic of Og, by Mark Reid.
Cool: a whole book of poems about Og!
That’s 77 poems about Og!!
One of Mark Reid’s poems deals with a topic that is not in any of the giant narratives in the Bible or other early Jewish writings. The topic is the extreme foetal dystocia which a mortal “daughter of man” must suffer when giving birth to a gigantic child fathered by an angelic “son of god”. I’ve not seen this mentioned in any of the studies on the birth of giants, either – but here it is in Mark Reid’s poem, “The Mother of Og”:
Get your collection of Og poems here.
Or get it from the Dutch, who have listed it somewhat oddly as “Erotica”. Maybe macrophilia is a big thing in the Netherlands, I don’t know.