Cerne Giant Hill Figure
OS Map Reference ST666016This huge and impressive giant figure is formed by a trench 0.3m (1ft)wide and the same depth, cut into the underlying chalk. He is 55m (180ft) long and 51m(167ft) wide, and his right hand holds an enormous knobbed club 36.5m (120ft) long. Hismost famous and prominent feature is the erect phallus and testicles which indicate thatfertility rites were practised here. The giant is generally considered to represent thegod Helith or Hercules.