For as long as I can remember the two figures carved on the entrance to Calderstones Parkhave been known as Gog and Magog. These names have occured and re-occured in religious histories and documents throughout time. They are referred to in the Book of Revelations concerned with the destruction of lands, in the Qur'an, in legends of Alexander the great and in Jewish traditions to mention but a few.
In Britain they are seen as giants, tradition dating from the times of Henry V shows them to be the guardians of the City of London and form part of the Lord Mayor's Parade. How they arrived in Liverpool I have no idea.
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