The Lord of the Rings: Shadow of the East
Giants are one of the most enigmatic races of Arda. Some Elves believe the giants of Middle-earth to be descendants of the ancient giants Gilim and Glend, summer and winter giant of Eruman and Avathar in Aman, and as such as a subrace of the Maiar or some kind of incarnated Ainur. Others, however, believe the giants to be creatures of Morgoth, corruptions of some other unknown species.
Giants are known to live in the Misty Mountains and the Ered Nimrais, where they are said to have assisted the Númenóreans in building the tower of Orthanc. The Stone giants of the northern Ered Nimrais are a fierce and wild tribe, enemy to any strangers who dare travel through their lands. The Hill-giants of the southern Misty Mountains, however, are a more peaceful tribe that live as herders and farmers near the borders of Dunland. Some even have friendly ties with the neighboring Mannish villages.