In my story Giants, humans, and a bunch of other fantasy races live along side each other and i'm curious as to what might be an effective mode of transportation for 10 foot tall Giants with Ancient Greek level technology? now these giant aren't just proportionally scaled up human having several adaptations to cope with there height with the How to make a realistic 'giant' best explaining them.

Note: magic does not exist in my story

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    $\begingroup$ Roller Skates, everyone knows giants love roller skates, they build special roads for them. $\endgroup$
    – Pelinore
    Mar 18, 2020 at 14:25
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    $\begingroup$ As opposed to the same transportation everyone else used? The only thing Giants can't do is ride horses but walking and carts should work. $\endgroup$
    – Halfthawed
    Mar 18, 2020 at 14:25
  • $\begingroup$ wow. Just Wow. - And it's not the good kind. $\endgroup$
    – Joe
    Mar 18, 2020 at 14:27
  • $\begingroup$ What equivalent transportation do the other sizes of humanoid have available to them? "Greek level" ... meaning "Ancient Greece"?, because I know for a fact Greeks these days almost always use cars or public transport. Not donkeys. $\endgroup$
    – Rich
    Mar 18, 2020 at 22:54

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If you're talking about long distance travel, ships, boats, or canal-barges are a good choice. Even today, watercraft carry humanity's heaviest cargo items and even at rather primitive levels of technology, crafting a watercraft capable of carrying an extra-large humanoid is completely feasible.

In fact, this could add an interesting dimension to your setting: Due to the giant's inability to cross long distances quickly on land or forming mobile land armies (no horses or wagons), their culture has evolved sea-fairing, archipelago-living, and coastal raiding characteristics.



Because I found these images in Reddit and Pinterest while typing giant riding mammoth in Google Images.

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