The myths and stories describing giants and their antics are varied according to the local folk traditions that produced them. However, some stories are universal. For instance, it is widely agreed upon that there is a group of gargantuan beings known as the Elder Giants, and that the eldest among them is a giantess named Ywaru.Ywaru is the mother of all giantkind and giantkin. Among her accomplishments are the invention of runes and the creation of the world. The other Elder Giants are her immediate offspring. All long-lived and powerful, they have been gifted with a large portion of their mother’s essence.