Gargantua  

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Gargantua eating six pilgrims from Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais, as illustrated by Gustave Doré
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Gargantua eating six pilgrims from Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais, as illustrated by Gustave Doré

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Gargantua is a fictional character in French writer Rabelais's 16th century novel sequence Gargantua and Pantagruel. He is the father of Pantagruel. Gargantua is also the title of the second volume of the novel sequence in which is describes the miraculous birth of Gargantua from his mother's ear.

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