Giant Names/Dwarf Names
Greek myth name of a giant with a
hundred eyes, meaning "shining."
Egyptian myth name of a dwarf god, meaning brings
Welsh myth name of a giant king of Britain who was killed attacking
, meaning raven
Norse myth name of a dwarf who, with his brother Eitri
made magical objects for the gods, including the hammer of Thor.
Greek myth name of a giant son of Poseidon
meaning "golden sword."
Norse myth name of a dwarf who, with his brother Brökk,
made magical objects for the gods, including the hammer
name of a dwarf who transformed into a dragon, the symbol of greed.
Norse myth name of a dwarf, composed of the elements gandr cane, staff, wand
and álfr elf
Nickname for German Gerhard
, meaning "spear
Biblical name of the Philistine giant once thought to have been slain by David
Recent studies have revealed that David
may not have been
the one to slay the giant. In 2 Sam
son of Jaare-oregim the Bethlehemite, is given credit for having killed Goliath. This is repeated in
1 Chron 20:5b where Jaare is called Jair.
Goliath may have truly existed; a shard of pottery unearthed by archaeologists digging at Tell
es-Safi, bears two Proto-Semitic names (alwt and wlt) which
are etymologically similar to the name Goliath. The shard dates to around
950 BC, very close to the time when Goliath was supposed to have lived.
Legend name from Beowulf. Said to
be a descendant of Cain. Called a giant
by some scholars, a troll by others. Terms such as ent, ettin,
and scather "one who scathes," are used in the poem to
Old Norse myth name of a frost giantess, meaning peace
Pet form of English Humphrey
English named derived from Norman Hunfrid
Variant of English Humphrey
form of Germanic Hunfrith
meaning peaceful giant
"Peaceful giant." Old Germanic
name composed of the elements huni "giant" and fred/frid
Norse myth name of a hall in the world that is supposed to exist after
Ragnarök, having a roof of red gold, possibly meaning
The name is also sometimes used as an alternate name
for the dwarf Eitri.
Welsh form of
Name of the giant father of
the beautiful Olwen
in the Welsh tale of Culhwch and Olwen.
He is cursed to die if his daughter ever marries. He lives in a magic castle that seems to get farther away the closer one gets to it. When Culhwch comes to seek her hand, Ysbaddaden requires that he complete a series of nearly impossible tasks before he will grant permission for them to marry.