"like one of the ancient giants"
The Giant from Jack and the Beanstalk
Public DomainThe Giant from Jack and the Beanstalk - Credit: Project Gutenberg
 Giants were, and still remain, popular figures in cultural myths and legends. They range from characters in children's stories, such as Jack and the Beanstalk, to the Titans and Giants of Greek and Norse mythology and semi-historical figures like Goliath.

Today, the very largest among us eschew eating children and building heavenly palaces for careers in wrestling and the movies: