“Yellow-haired giants”? Sounds more Viking than Welsh. The Vikings made it at least to Eastern Canada where short-lived settlements have been found, and explored probably at least as far as the New England, if the “Vinland” descriptions of grapes are correct. The Vikings first raided Wales in the 800’s, and could have brought some Welsh artifacts with them, or Welsh slaves. Though it’s quite a stretch to think they made it that far as Kentucky.
Probably the Frost-giant’s twin sons.
Either way, there went the neighborhood :)
But we could use some vikings in Northwestern Europe today!
Wales is still discovering it’s involvement with the Vikings.
“This one-sided historical record of Vikings terrorising the land has now been transformed by archaeology. Viking contact was certainly hostile and brutal at times, but often opportunist. In some areas, they rapidly settled as peaceful farmers, and archaeology has provided evidence for them as colonisers, merchants, and skilled craftsmen.
The nature of Viking settlement in Wales remains one of the mysteries of early medieval archaeology, none more so than on Anglesey. This is emphasised when the Viking measurement of ‘a day’s sail’ is plotted from the Isle of Man, Dublin, Chester and the Wirral, for they all intersect in Anglesey waters.”
Hard to say if the Viking/Welsh made it as far as Kentucky but if anyone could have, they were it.
I, too, am completely skeptical of these stories. Here in Oklahoma, we have the locally famous “Heavener Rune Stone” situated on a similarly remote outcrop. Probably an 1800’s hoax.
Nonetheless, there are indeed Europeans making their way into China as early as the Bronze Age. Anthropologists were taken aback with the red-headed mummies in China’s Tarim Basin who fit the description of the tall blue-eyed giants of Chinese lore.
regarding the welsh......
the words crghtemlycmwrhtklacjrdwgh hejlksegokwsgh were scratched into the bluff