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There are different kinds of Giants in Marvel Comics. The most popular of the Giants are the Giants of Jotunheim, fictional race of people based on the giants of actual Norse legends.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
in the Greek mythology often confounded with, but distinct from, the Titans (q. v.), being a mere earthly brood of great stature and strength, who thought by their violence to dethrone Zeus, and were with the assistance of Hercules overpowered and buried under Etna and other volcanoes, doomed to continue their impotent grumbling there.