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Classification Giant/Humanoid
Homeland(s) Skyrim

High Rock

Capital Tribal villages
Leader(s) Tribal chieftains
Classes N/A
Alignment Neutral evil, True neutral
Homeworld Nirn
Language(s) Giantish

Giants are a race featured in the Elder Scrolls series. They are a nomadic race of large humanoids native to the provinces of Skyrim and High Rock known for their colossal height and immense strength. They are usually seen herding their mammoths through mountains and tundras, processing their mammoths' milk into cheese while eating cooked skeever.


Giants are eleven to twelve feet in height, and are mostly humanoid in appearance; they have long, powerful limbs, thick skin, with large hands and feet, and decorative scars on their chest that are mainly tribal or religious symbols. They appear to closely resemble Orsimer, hinting as evidence for some relation to Mer. Giants' hair is braided with decorative beads and their faces are wrinkled. Female giants are scarcely seen, but the reason behind this is unknown.


Giants are moderately intelligent as they are able to heard mammoths, fashion clothing out of furs and bones, and speak a deep, guttural language, although it is unknown to anyone how to translate it. Giants have intricate beliefs regarding death as they have specific burial grounds; as such, when a giant is dying, they go to said location to die. Also, if a giant was not at the burial grounds during death, then other giants will transport the body to the burial grounds. When in battle, giants use their brute strength to kill their foes, often crushing them beneath their clubs.


Giants' weapons are crudely made as they are simply a large stone and wood club. For clothing, giants wear pelts of fur and bones or a simple loincloth. Due to herding mammoths, they typically eat mammoth cheese, but apparently do eat other forms of food, as dead horses and wolves sometimes appear on their cooking spikes.

Trivia & NotesEdit

  • Giants herd mammoths.
  • Sometimes, people will leave cows outside as a peace offering to the giants. The giants however, may kill the person anyway.
  • Giants cannot swim.
  • Paintings can be seen in villages on rocks or in caves where giants live. Usually they illustrate a sacrifice.
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