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220px-Gaspard Marsy, Fontaine de l’Encelade, Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon, Versailles, France (1675–1676) - 20050429

Enceladus, defeated by his grandniece Athena, is trapped under Mount Vesuvius

The Gigantomachy
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The Giant War
General Info
Part of Greek mythology
Result Defeat of the Giants.
Belligerents Giants, Gaia
Led by Typhoeus, Polybotes, Enceladus
Versus Twelve Olympians, Moirae, Pan, Heracles, Hebe, Eileithyia, Hestia
led by Zeus, Poseidon and Hades
 The Gigantomachy was the battle between the Gigantes (Giants), children of Gaia, and the Olympians, who had recently defeated the Titans in the Titanomachy. The Gigantomachy resulted in the death of many giants as well as the imprisonment of several well-known ones under volcanoes. Either Phoebe or Theia prophesised the war could only be won when the son of a mortal woman fights. Thus the gods summoned Heracles, a demigod son of Zeus and Alcmene, to fight for them. The war symbolized the defeat of the old order by the new. When the war was ended, the Olympians resumed total domination of the oantheon and Typhon was imprisoned under Mt Etna, whilst his brother Enceladus, was imrpisoned under Vesuvius.
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A wounded Gigas (Giant)

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