A British giant, son of Albion, slain by Canutus, one of the
companions of Brute.
Those three monstrous stones ...
Which that huge son of hideous Albion,
Great Godmer, threw in fierce contentiön
At bold Canutus: but of him was slain.
Spenser: Faërie Queene, ii. 10.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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