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This is a list of giants and giantesses from mythology and folklore; it does not include giants from modern fantasy fiction or role-playing games (for those, see list of species in fantasy fiction).

§Abrahamic mythology


List of giants in mythology and folklore
  • Anakim (Old Testament)
  • Gog and Magog
  • Goliath (Book of Samuel)
  • Nephilim
  • Nimrod (Old Testament)
  • Og (Book of Numbers)
  • Rephaite

§Celtic mythology


List of giants in mythology and folklore
  • Cawr
  • Cormoran (Cornwall)
  • Fachen
  • Fomorians:
    • Balor
    • Banba
    • Bres
  • Buarainech
  • Cethlenn
  • Corb
  • Elatha
  • Ériu
  • Ethniu
  • Fódla
  • Tethra
  • Kaour

§Greek and Roman mythology


List of giants in mythology and folklore
  • Argus Panoptes
  • Caca
  • Cacus
  • Cyclopes
    • Arges
    • Brontes
    • Polyphemus
    • Steropes
  • Epimetheus
  • Geryon
  • Gigantes:
    • Alcyoneus
    • Athos
    • Echion
    • Enceladus
    • Klytius
  • Hekatonkheires
    • Briareus
    • Gyges
    • Cottu
  • Menoetius
  • Talos
  • Titans:
    • Atlas
    • Coeus
    • Crius
    • Cronus
    • Dione (occasionally considered a Titan)
    • Gaia
    • Hyperion
    • Iapetus
    • Mnemosyne
    • Oceanus
    • Ophion (occasionally considered a Titan)
    • Phoebe
    • Prometheus
    • Rhea
    • Tethys
    • Theia
    • Themis

§Hindu mythology


List of giants in mythology and folklore
  • Daityas
    • Hiranyaksha
    • Hiranyakashipu
    • Kumbhakarna
    • Mahabali
    • Ravana

§Norse mythology



  • Bestla
  • Gorm
  • Jötunn
    • Ægir
    • Angrboða
    • Baugi
    • Bergelmir
    • Billingr
    • Bölþorn
    • Geirröd
    • Gilling
    • Gjálp and Greip
  • Gríðr
  • Gullveig (possibly)
  • Gymir
  • Hroðr
  • Hrungnir
  • Hymir
  • Járnsaxa
  • Kári
  • Loki
  • Alvaldi
  • Rindr
  • Skaði
  • Suttungr
  • Þjazi
  • Þrúðgelmir
  • Þrymr
  • Útgarða-Loki
  • Vafþrúðnir
  • Ymir/Aurgelmir

§Other


List of giants in mythology and folklore
  • Brobdingnag giant, from Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels
  • Paul Bunyan (American folklore)
  • Ferragut (also known as Ferragus, Ferracutus, etc.)
  • Hurtaly (Og, Jewish mythology)
  • Gandareva
  • Gargantua and Pantagruel
  • Genie in-and-out giant spirit of the lamp. From Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp, (re-written by Sir Richard Francis Burton) from One Thousand and One Nights or Arabian Nights
  • Gogmagog
  • John Henry (American folklore)
  • Iovan Iorgovan (Romanian mythology)
  • Jentilak or Gentiles: (Basque mythology)
    • Basajaun
    • Olentzero
  • Kapre (Philippine mythology)
  • Kroni (Ayyavazhi mythology)
  • Ojáncanu (Cantabrian mythology)
  • Ogias the Giant (Manichaean mythology)
  • Oni (Japanese folklore)
  • Si-Te-Cah (Paiute)
  • St Christopher (Roman Catholic)
  • ‘Uj ibn Anaq (Islamic mythology)
  • Zipacna (Maya mythology)
  • Matsieng
  • Ellert and Brammert

§See also



  • Giant animal (mythology)


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