Talk:Gigantes y cabezudos

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Move the page ?[edit]

Fiesta figures would make a more inclusive entry title, and a more gracious one, in the English Wikipedia. Under such a heading, zaldikos, zanpantzar, judas, peropalo, paliqueiros (a kind of Galician cabezudo), and toros de fuego could all be discussed. Together, just as they naturally belong in an encyclopedic article. Wetman 12:19, 15 Jan 2004 (UTC)

The olentzero is a christmas giant who is a basque santa clause (brings presents), who comes from I believe the mountains. i'm not sure about the rest. Bluepaladin 12:44, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

to Giants like in Commons See the interlanguage links I gathered today. Lucyin 22:30, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

i agree the name of this page needs to be revised. its not just a spanish tradition, several european countries do it. so it shouldnt be known only by its spanish name. it may be of northern iberian-peninsula origin, but it didnt stay there, so we cant leave it with a name in that 1 specific language. the idea of naming it 'giants' would be confusing to those looking for the 'Giants (mythology)' or 'Gigantism' articles. the dutch wiki's name translates as 'city giants', so i propose that name for this wiki. (other wikis call them 'samsons' or 'goliaths' but those arent good examples). and to prove its not just a spanish tradition, the dutch and french wikis focuses on their version of this tradition. those wikis have the same 'geographic-specific' issue that the english article suffers from. only the german article mentions the spanish tradition at length. Ivansevil 03:03, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

I agree, the page should be moved. I also just finished cleaning up what I could in the existing article, to make it more legible and clear. acomas 02:23, 16 December 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Alexandrecomas (talkcontribs)

Cabezudos photos[edit]

There are photos of gigantes, but why none of cabezudos? We need some. – Morganfitzp 20:28, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

I agree especially since I got to this article from the Borat movie article and I was expecting to see a cabezudo similar to the one in the movie. Gdo01 18:59, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

History and materials[edit]

This article is in need of some history behind the tradition and form. Also, what were the gigantes and cabezudos made out of before the modern-day methods of using aluminum and cardboard came along? Morganfitzp 20:35, 27 July 2006 (UTC)


Does that mean papier-mache? AnonMoos 15:25, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Or I guess Carton-pierre, which is like papier-mache... AnonMoos 15:33, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Latin America[edit]

The tradition of Gigantes y Cabezudos is also alive and well within Latin America (its certainly very traditional in many parts of Mexico, including Oaxaca and Veracruz). I think this should be mentioned in the article. (talk) 03:25, 8 March 2011 (UTC)James Lopez

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