If I catch a man hiding in my castle, he won’t live unless he can answer my questions. My heads want to know:
What country was first inhabited, Scotland or Ireland?
Was man made before woman, or woman before man?
Who came first, men or brutes?
If you can’t answer our questions, we’ll knock you on your own head, and turn you into a pillar of stone!
The Three-Headed Giant in The Red Etin, Blue Fairy Book. Picture by William Blake.