Songs of the wildlings tell that giants were at one time more plentiful, but they were hunted by men and driven from their stone halls. By the time Mance Rayder became King-Beyond-the-Wall, there were only several hundred remaining.
Giants wield huge clubs that are often no more than logs, though some tie boulders to the end to make crude mauls. They ride mammoths as steeds and speak the Old Tongue of the First Men. [x]