Accept no imitations ☆ Staffies ☆ 30 year old Pureblood Human ☆ Mousie
Let me tell you a thing or two about GIANTS.
Giants, you see, are big. I mean really big. Hence the name, 'giants.' The person who named them such might have initially gone for the more accurate and politically correct 'giant human,' but was probably squashed before they could get a second word out. Fully grown at around an average height of six metres (or twenty feet for anyone who can't be bothered with the metric system) these gargantuan creatures may as well be pulling out cobblestones whenever they pick their nose.
Now look, I know giants get a bad rap. I mean they're loud, aggressive, grumpy, irritable, inconsiderate and extremely moody when they don't have a reason to cycle through that range of emotion, but that doesn't make them evil. It just makes them mean fugmunchers smart wizards and witches who don't like being tossed around like ragdolls should stay clear of. Violence is second nature in their culture, and few giants can find it in themselves to respect someone they don't perceive as powerful.
Traditionally giants live in tribes around rocky, mountainous areas secluded from humanity. The one who has proven themselves most powerful in the tribe becomes their leader, known as a 'gurg.' Few know any languages outside of their own dialect, but those who do have sometimes been known to allow humans into their group should they be able to pass certain tests. It is in these situations that half-giants are traditionally born, usually with a human father and a giant mother. (The reverse is considerably more difficult, and painful.)
Half-giants, however, have an entirely different temperament to their oversized brethren. Usually standing at only three metres tall and having significantly greater intelligence than those in their tribe half-giants are more often than not rejected as runts and learn to integrate themselves into traditional wizard and witch society. Some even go on to become wizards and witches themselves and are just like you and I... with the exception of their outstanding size and strength, of course.