List of giants in mythology and folklore

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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 religion[edit]

Celtic mythology[edit]

Brythonic mythology[edit]

Gaelic mythology[edit]


Greek and Roman mythology[edit]

Hindu mythology[edit]

Norse mythology[edit]

Shinto folklore[edit]

  • Emperor Keikō - According to records, this 1st century AD emperor stood 10ft 2in tall.[1]
  • Emperor Chūai - Was said to be ten feet tall, with "a countenance of perfect beauty".[1]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Frank Brinkley, Dairoku Kikuchi (1915). A History of the Japanese People: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era. Encyclopaedia Brit. Company. p. 85, 88–89. Retrieved July 30, 2019. emperor keiko children.