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This article is about the legendary creature. For the medical condition, see Macrocephaly.

The Macrocephali in Medieval bestiaries were a race of humanoids with large heads.[1]

Ancient records[edit]

A tribe of African men who had long heads. Their name translates as ‘Long-Headed’. They were mentioned by Hesiod, the ancient Greek writer. Some sources indicate that they may have come from India. Other than this very little is known about them.

Modern explanations[edit]

Some people practiced head and body modifications and therefore ancients thought of these people as strange.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Artificial cranial deformation


  1. ^ "Macrocephali". Theoi Greek Mythology. Retrieved 2008-12-28.