Stories of giant ants that range in size from fox size to the size of elephants. The stories were reported to have come from India. The Giant Ants guard earth and the gold they dig out of it. Giant ants can detect the approach of inbound creatures and they swarm out of there burrows they catch and devour any intruders. It is thought though today that these beasts were not but Marmots which translate from Persian to mountain ant.