STONE GIANT (THE HOBBIT)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Giants were a mysterious race that lived in the Misty Mountains and North Moors of Middle-earth.
The origins of Giants are unknown, as is the exact time they began appearing in the Middle-earth; however, it seems that they entered the history of the peoples of Middle-earth in the Third Age
In The Hobbit
In The Hobbit, Stone-giants are described as hurling rocks at one another as in a game, during a violent thunderstorm. Their physical form was not described, nor was much else about them.
Gandalf used to tell stories to Bilbo when he was young at parties about dragons, goblins, giants, and rescue of princesses, and the luck of widow’s sons. During the riddle game Bilbo thought of all the giants and Ogres he had heard of in tales.
At one point Bilbo saw a rock in a stream, and wondered if it had been cast miles into the plain by some giant among giants. He also compared being struck like the crash of battering-rams made of forest oaks and swung by giants.
Gandalf later remarked that he would like to find ‘a more or less decent giant’ to block several of the orc caves.
In The Lord of the Rings
Giants of the type mentioned in the Red Book of Westmarch are not so much as mentioned in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It is believed that as Tolkien expanded the Middle-Earth cosmology, he simply dropped giants from it.