- "All you have heard about Old Narnia is true. It is not the land of Men. It is the country of Aslan, the country of the Waking Trees and Visible Naiads, of Fauns and Satyrs, of Dwarfs and Giants, of the gods and the Centaurs, of Talking Beasts."
- ―The Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian, (Chapter four: The Dwarf Tells of Prince Caspian)
Giants were a huge, humanoid race who generally inhabited the northern lands of the world of Narnia. It is possible that the world of Charn was also home to giants, as it is known that Jadis was part Jinn and part Giant.
Giants generally range from about 10 to perhaps 30 feet tall, making them the tallest of Narnia's inhabitants, dwarfing even Aslan. They are less intelligent than humans, but are smarter than Trolls, Ogres and Cyclopes despite their large size.
Types of Giants
Southern or Narnian Giants of Narnia were kindly, though not known for cleverness. Notable examples include Rumblebuffin, Wimbleweather, and Stonefoot. They fought on the Narnian side in the First Battle of Beruna and at the Battle of Anvard in the Golden Age of Narnia. There were also some rogue Narnian Giants that were members of the White Witch's Army.
The Ettins lived in the land of Ettinsmoor. Ettins are giants that had either two heads or four arms, but never both. They were extremely unintelligent and violent by nature, fighting numerous battles with Narnia, most notably the Ettinsmoor War.
They amused themselves by throwing stones at cairns. However, they were generally very bad shots.
It is not known if they had a language different from Narnians, or whether they were too stupid for language.
The civilized Giants of the Great Northern Plain lived in the castle of Harfang.
These 12 to 15 foot tall giants were the descendants of an ancient race of extremely intelligent giants who ruled a great kingdom in the far north, of which the Great Northern River was only the southern boundary.
The Harfangers were one of a few groups of Giants who had a system of government and a societal structure.
They were renowned for their great Autumn Feast, at which they ate many things, including man-pie. Their hunting parties ranged as far south as northern Narnia.
- Cliffhorn (PC video game-exclusive)
- Father Time
- Jadis had at least some giant blood in her.
- Stonehorn (PC video game exclusive)