I think they might be known more as Angels, G; I know you are not really into the Book of Revelation but want to share this here;<quoted text>
"Giants" is another word mistranslated into English.
There are Nephalim (giants) in Genesis are the offspring of the Sons of God and daughters of men. This notion of demigods is prevelant throughout ancient religions and Genesis is simply retelling the Sumerian story although the Sumerian story is much clearer.
Now, if there were "Sons of God" in Genesis then Jesus has a whole bunch of brother gods, right ?
Revelation 5:11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
and I believe it links us back to Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
And I think it also links to JESUS in John 10:18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father....
I have given much thought to JESUS knowing exactly what HE was in for when HE came to us, to teach us to love one another, and that as now JESUS sits on the right hand side of GOD, HE is closer to GOD than all of those other 10's of thousand of 10's of thousands of Angels. But of course, these are only my thoughts and my opinion :)