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In [[Advanced Dungeons & Dragons]], the splatbook "Giantcraft" gives a more official explanation for the giant/giant-kin divide. This book is technically based in the [[Forgotten Realms]] setting, but due to how interconnected AD&D's settings tended to be, it's generally accepted that this info holds true in [[Greyhawk]] as well. According to this book, the term "giant" only refers to those races who originate from the union of the giantish father-god [[Annam]] and the giantish mother-goddess [[Othea]]. This covers [[Hill Giant|hill giants]], [[Fire Giant|fire giants]], [[Frost Giant|frost giants]], [[Storm Giant|storm giants]], [[Cloud Giant|cloud giants]], [[Stone Giant|stone giants]], and the "offshoot" races of [[ettin]], [[titan]], [[Fog Giant|fog giant]] and [[Mountain Giant|mountain giant]]. The term "kin" refers to the breeds that originate from Othea cuckolding Annam with the god [[Ulutiu]], and consists of the firbolgs, fomorians, verbeegs and voadkyn. Ogres are not "technically" kin, but as the bastard children of Othea and [[Vaprak]], they are considered little better; [[cyclops]]es are of unknown ancestry, so "true" giants reject them as another of Othea's bastard races, and no mention is made of the position of [[troll]]s in this family tree - trolls weren't formally considered a kind of giant until 3rd edition.
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In [[Advanced Dungeons & Dragons]], the splatbook "Giantcraft" gives a more official explanation for the giant/giant-kin divide. This book is technically based in the [[Forgotten Realms]] setting, but due to how interconnected AD&D's settings tended to be, it's generally accepted that this info holds true in [[Greyhawk]] as well. According to this book, the term "giant" only refers to those races who originate from the union of the giantish father-god [[Annam]] and the giantish mother-goddess [[Othea]]. This covers hill giants, fire giants, frost giants, storm giants, cloud giants, stone giants, and the "offshoot" races of [[ettin]], [[titan]], fog giant and mountain giant. The term "kin" refers to the breeds that originate from Othea cuckolding Annam with the god [[Ulutiu]], and consists of the firbolgs, fomorians, verbeegs and voadkyn. Ogres are not "technically" kin, but as the bastard children of Othea and [[Vaprak]], they are considered little better; [[cyclops]]es are of unknown ancestry, so "true" giants reject them as another of Othea's bastard races, and no mention is made of the position of [[troll]]s in this family tree - trolls weren't formally considered a kind of giant until 3rd edition.
  
 
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