The Ice Giants are giant snowmen who speak with a Scandinavian accent, and have been imprisoned under the Disc's hub by the gods. They ride out in Sourcery, on glaciers. They also may owe the gods the return of a borrowed lawnmower. It is possible that they are a form of troll, since water trolls are known.
The reference is to Jotunheim*, the cold and frozen homeland of the Giants in Nordic myth. On the Ragnarok, the Giants will seek to extend their domain of ice and gloom over lands previously held by the Gods. (*Dubbed Sniffleheim by the Dean after he'd been at the sherry)
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