Giants (Family: Gigantidae)Edit
These lumbering brutes hibernate for most of their adult lives, sometimes sleeping for so long their backs become densely forested. This, coupled with the fact they can grow as large as hills and are often indistinguishable from the landscape, means it's entirely possibly for a person to walk across the back of a sleeping giant and not even know it.'
Highly territorial, giants seldom form attachments. Although normally placid, they can turn quite violent if roused. When giants take over a new terrain, they will raze it to the ground, creating forest fires as a means of staking their claim. Giant territory is marked by unusual land formations: lakes in the shape of footprints, trees knocked over without apparent cause, hills made entirely of dung, and boulders strewn from where they were hurled in sport or fury.
- Eastern Hill Giant (Gigas orientalis)
- European Mountain Giant (scientific name unknown)
Some specimens of Giants hibernate in lakes and absorb nutrients through their porous skin.A Giant's skin resembles earth and stone and is covered in lichen and moss. Some individuals even have small trees on their backs. The Giants' thick hair resembles roots and grass.
When a Giant is killed, its body hardens into rock. Blood resembles loose mud, and if you rip off part of a dead Giant's body, the inner flesh resembles dirt and earth.
The Giants awake all at the same time, but only once in 500 years. The only purpose they awaken is to fight and kill the Hydras, preventing them from growing too big and or destroying the world through fire.
Some Giant species have two heads.
One way to differ Giants from hills is some have large amounts of dandruff in their root-like beards and weedlike hair.