An archetypal symbol of an overpowering father figure, but also of the universal beings that usually appear in the plural (“they” have no individuality). They are the antithesis to the gods, with whom they are in constant battle. They know only sensual pleasures and are greedy. See Monster, Dinosaur.
According to Jung, in a child’s dream the giant represents adulthood. In that sense, giants are a symbol of future changes and growth that, in a young person’s perception, appear “gigantic.”... Little Giant Encyclopedia