Jones) (Greek geographer C1st B.C. Fowler) (Greek philosopher C4th B.C.) 166, 278; Hor. 594 (trans. Cf.

Miller) (Roman tragedy C1st A.D.) : Statius, Thebaid 5. 11.) 5 : Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 5. 439 (trans.Boyle) (Roman poetry C1st B.C. "[Zeus addresses the assembly of the gods :] ‘Never felt I more anxious for the world, my realm, not when the serpent-footed Gigantes (Giants) strove each to grapple in his hundred arms the captive sky. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) : [Cf. the war of the Gigantes], such as are told of by the poets and represented in varied designs by the great artists in our sacred places and especially on the robe which is carried up to the Akropolis (Acropolis) at the great Panathenaia? ", Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. A cubit is about 45cm or 1 1/2 feet, so the giant was about 4 meters or 13 1/2 feet tall. Cithaeron is tottering, lofty Pellene quakes, and Tempe's beauty fades. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. : Ptolemy Hephaestion, New History Book 2 (summary from Photius, Myriobiblon 190) (trans. ", Strabo, Geography 10. Regardless of their heritage, giants are closely related to the immortals and some are even said to be the ancestors of mortals. 16 (trans. Page, Vol. "That the Gigantes (Giants) had serpents for feet is an absurd tale. ", Ptolemy Hephaestion, New History Book 2 (summary from Photius, Myriobiblon 190) (trans. And some believe that it is for this reason that the Kumaian country was called Phlegra (Blazing-Land), and that it is the wounds of the fallen Gigantes, inflicted by the thunderbolts, that pour forth those streams of fire and water. ", Ovid, Metamorphoses 10. there were a hundred Gigantes], who pressed the starry vault with manynecked heads, bent the knee before a flimsy javelin of vineleaves or a spear of ivy. . "Lo!

Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) : 793 (trans.Boyle) (Roman poetry C1st B.C. Some say that they were born in Phlegrae, others in Pallene. "I shall sing even of the arms of Jove [Zeus], and [the Titan] Coeus and [the Gigante] Eurymedon threatening heaven from the hills of Phlegra.

Since they were not far from the enemy, the asses were terrified, and individually let out a braying such as the Gigantes had never heard. [i.e.

to C1st A.D.) : 5 (trans. Suidas s.v. "[King Alkinoos (Alcinous) of the Phaiekes (Phaeacians) addresses of his people :] ‘In the past they [the gods] have always appeared undisguised among us at our offering of noble hecatombs; they have feasted beside us, they have sat at the same table. 415 ff : Mozley) (Roman epic C1st A.D.) : "The Gigantes about Pallene chose to begin war against the immortals.

Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Greek Lyric V Anonymous, Fragments 985 (from Hippolytus, Refutation of all the Heresies) (trans.

Mozley) (Roman epic C1st A.D.) : i. But Bakkhos held a bunch of giantsbane vine, and ran at Alkyoneus with the mountain upraised in his hands: he wielded no furious lance, no deadly sword, but he struck with this bunch of tendrils and shore off the multitudinous hands of the Gigantes; the terrible swarms of groundbred serpents were shorn off by those tippling leaves, the Gigantes' heads with those viper tresses were cut off and the severed necks danced in the dust. Goold) (Roman elegy C1st B.C.) And you, yourself, my boy, will imagine that you have not been left out of the contest, when you look at the peak of the mountain; for what you see there are thunderbolts which Zeus is hurling at the Gigante, and the Gigante is already giving up the struggle but still trusts in the earth, but the earth (gê) has grown weary because Poseidon does not permit her to remain in place.


Riordan Wiki is a FANDOM Books Community. 4 (trans. : Cicero, De Natura Deorum 2. to C1st A.D.) : Pausanias, Description of Greece 8. . A complete bibliography of the translations quoted on this page. TYPHOEUS A Gigante slain by Dionysos in the war against the gods. 85 ff (trans. 2 (trans. ", Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 4.

Jones) (Greek geographer C1st B.C. "The three-peaked hill [Sicily] that covers Enkelados (Enceladus), as the thunderbolt belches forth in beams reaching to the sky, discharges the eternal fire of Sikelian Aitna (Sicilian Etna).

Aristaios (trans. Rouse) (Greek epic C5th A.D.) : for this is covered with such representations. He was probably the same as the. ", Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica 6. Zeus instilled him with a passion for Hera, and when he tore her gown and wanted to rape her, she called for help, whereat Zeus hit him with a thunderbolt and Herakles slew him with an arrow. Lord Bakkhos pulled away the sword of one that was gasping on the ground and attacked the Gigantes' heads, cutting the snaky crop of poison-spitting hair; even without weapon he destroyed the selfmarshalled host, fighting furiously, and using the treeclimbing longleaf ivy to strike the Gigantes. ", Nonnus, Dionysiaca 25. Mair) (Greek poet C3rd A.D.) : "‘Neither must we admit at all,’ said I, ‘that gods war with gods .

[I.e. Conybeare) (Greek biography C1st to C2nd A.D.) : Anonymous (perhaps Pamprepius of Panopolis), Fragments (trans. "[Athene] had the surname of Hippia (Horse). 3 (trans. . And still in stone each threatens, battles or cowers; with his own hand the Father [Zeus] wields his storms and hurls bolt after bolt from on high; but not among those rocks is the chiefest dread. Athene advised Herakles to drag him outside of Pallene, which he did, and Alkyoneus thereupon died.

viii. "Now because of her anger over the Titanes (Titans) [who were imprisoned in Tartaros by Zeus], Ge (Gaea, the Earth) gave birth to the Gigantes (Giants), Ouranos (Uranus, Sky) was the father. The Fates decreed that they could only be destroyed by the joined efforts of gods and heroes. : Nonnus, Dionysiaca 36.

the coiling sons of Gaia (the Earth) with two hundred hands, who pressed the starry vault with manynecked heads." Mair) (Greek poet C3rd B.C.) Fire was also a weapon of Bakkhos. Mozley) (Roman epic C1st A.D.) : Minerva, however, snatched its twisted form and threw it to the stars, and fixed it at the very pole of heaven.

2 (trans. OLYMPOS (Olympus) The Gigante foster-father of Zeus, who urged his brethren to rise up against the gods.

Typhoeus towering high had stript the mountains of Emathia (a younger Typhoeus in all parts like the older, who once had lifted many a rugged strip of his mother earth), and cast the rocky missiles at Dionysos. "The land where he [the giant Alkyoneus] was born . From his blood sprung the magical moly plant. He was perhaps the same as the Titan of the same.


According to some she was impregnated by the blood of the castrated sky-god Ouranos (Uranus). He was probably the same as the Aload giant Ephialtes. 59, 206, x. ll. "According to the myths they [the gods] even engage in wars and battles . EPHIALTES A Gigante slain by Apollon and Herakles in the war against the gods. ], Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica 2. 1 (trans. ", Suidas s.v. . The eldest giants were the Cyclopean and Hundred-Handed children of Gaea and Ouranos. Eumelos' Titanomakhia Frag 3 below for the dance of Zeus. . : Propertius, Elegies 2. they actually fought wars of their own, for instance with the Titanes (Titans) and the Gigantes (Giants). "They [Gigantes (Giants)] would hurl rocks and flaming oak trees at the sky. iii. 21. GIGANTES (Gigantes). Page, Vol. "[Hera] addressed her deceitful prayers to Allmother Gaia (Gaea, the Earth), crying out upon the doings of Zeus and the valour of Dionysos [against whom she bore a grudge], who had destroyed that cloud of numberless earthborn Indians; and when the lifebringing mother (Earth) heard that the son of Semele had wiped out the Indian nation with speedy fate, she groaned still more thinking of her children. 15. "Bakkhos (Bacchus) [Dionysos] repaid the stubble of snakehaired Gigantes (Giants), a conquering hero with a tiny manbreaking wand, when he cast the battling ivy against Porphyrion, when he buffelted Enkelados (Enceladus) and drove Alkyoneus (Alcyoneus) with a volley of leaves: then the wands flew in showers, and brought the Gegenees (Earthborn) down in defence of Olympos, when the coiling sons of Gaia (Gaea, the Earth) with two hundred hands [i.e. ", Callimachus, Aetia Fragment 1 : Each each pierced one of the Gigante's eyes with their arrows. 7, 17.)

O'Neill) (Greek comedy C5th to 4th B.C.) "[During the War of the Gigantes :] [The Gigante] Polybotes was pursued through the sea by Poseidon until he reached Kos (Cos). ], Hesiod, Theogony 176 (trans. 5. 47.

Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. Rackham) (Roman rhetorician C1st B.C.) DAMYSOS (Damysus) A swiftest of the Gigantes who was slain in the war against the gods.

EURYMEDON The King of the Gigantes who led his people to their doom.

The Gigantes are here identified with the Kouretes (Curetes). "[From a description of an ancient Greek painting depicting a volcanic island :] The neighbouring island, my boy, we may consider a marvel; for fire smoulders under the whole of it, having worked its way into underground passages and cavities of the island, through which as though ducts the flames break forth and produce terrific torrents from which pour mighty rivers of fire that run in billows to the sea. : Other references not currently quoted here: Argonautica Orphica 18, Claudian Gigantomachy. 71. 6 : . . The giants of Greek mythology, or Gigantes ("the earth-born") as they are called in the Greek tongue, were a class of oversized and often monstrous men who were closely related to the gods. "Zeus also had other wars against the Gigantes (Giants) [after the Titanes], we are told, in Makedonia (Macedonia) near Pallene and in Italia on the plain which of old was named Phlegraion (Phlegraean, Fiery) after the region about it which had been burned, but which in later times men called Kumaion (Cumae). This was probably the war-dance of the Kouretes (Curetes). : "Thetis burned in a secret place the children she had by Peleus; six were born; when she had Akhilleus (Achilles), Peleus noticed and tore him from the flames with only a burnt foot and confided him to Kheiron (Chiron). Kheiron (Chiron) exumed his body and extracting the swift "astragale" from his foot placed it in the heel of the hero Akhilleus (Achilles). . "The snakehaired Gigantes (Giants) . This astragale fell when Akhilleus was pursued by Apollon and it was thus that Akhilleus, fallen, was killed. Oldfather) (Greek historian C1st B.C.) ", Aristophanes, The Birds 825 (trans. : Plato, Euthyphro 6b (trans. With Athene's help he [Zeus] called for Herakles to be his ally. ", Strabo, Geography 5. . Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. ASTRAIOS (Astraeus) One of the Gigantes. ], Eumelus or Arctinus, Titanomachia Fragment 5 (from Athenaeus 1. (Ov. was called Phlegra in still earlier times. There they lay, grim broken bodies crushed in huge collapse." ], Ptolemy Hephaestion, New History Book 2 (summary from Photius, Myriobiblon 190) (trans. buried beneath Mount Vesuvius], Gigantes (Giants) that both continents and island are pressing down, not yet dead indeed but always dying. Way) (Greek epic C4th A.D.) :

"Not far from the temple [of Demeter in Athens] is [a statue of] Poseidon on horseback, hurling a spear against the Gigante Polybotes, concerning whom is prevalent among the Koans (Coans) the story about the promontory Khelone (Chelone).