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Giant of Cornish folklore credited with building St Michael's Mount, a rocky islet near Marazion, 3 miles E of Penzance. Cormoran begins his work with white granite, but as he is lazy and dozes off, his wife, Cormelian, begins to build with green stone as it can be carried from a shorter distance. When Cormoran awakes he kicks Cormelian, who drops the green stone, forming the causeway to the mainland. The name Cormoran is also given to the giant in the English folk-tale of ‘Jack the Giant-Killer’.

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