Gigantomachy
Gigantomachy Gi`gan*tom"a*chy, n. [L. gigantomachia, fr. Gr. ?; ?, ?, giant + ? battle: cf. F. gigantomachie.] A war of giants; especially, the fabulous war of the giants against heaven.

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  • gigantomachy — [jī΄gan täm′ə kē] n. 〚LL gigantomachia < Gr < gigas (see GIANT) + machē, battle〛 1. [G ] Gr. Myth. the war between the giants and the gods 2. a war between giant powers * * * …   Universalium

  • gigantomachy — [jī΄gan täm′ə kē] n. [LL gigantomachia < Gr < gigas (see GIANT) + machē, battle] 1. [G ] Gr. Myth. the war between the giants and the gods 2. a war between giant powers …   English World dictionary

  • gigantomachy — noun In Greek mythology, the uprising of the Gigantes against the Olympian gods …   Wiktionary

  • gigantomachy — war of giants against the gods Fighting and Combat …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • gigantomachy — [ˌdʒʌɪgan tɒməki] noun (in Greek mythology) the struggle between the gods and the giants. Origin C16: from Gk gigantomakhia, from gigas, gigant (see giant) + makhia fighting …   English new terms dictionary

  • gigantomachy — A war between giants …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • gigantomachy — gigantoˈmachy / ki/ or gigantomachia / tō mākˈi ə/ noun (Gr machē fight) a war of giants, esp against the gods • • • Main Entry: ↑gigantic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Painter of the Paris Gigantomachy — Paris, CdM 573: Poseidon im Kampf gegen den Giganten Polybotos Der sogenannte Maler der Pariser Gigantomachie (tätig um 490 – 470 v. Chr.) war ein attischer Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils. Seinen Notnamen erhielt er nach der Schale 573 in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Giants (Greek mythology) — Gigantomachia: Dionysos attacking a Giant, Attic red figure pelike, c. 460 BC, Louvre. Gigantes redirects here. For the Giants in other cultures, see Giant (mythology). For the giant figures of Spanish culture, see Gigantes y cabezudos. For the… …   Wikipedia

  • Gigantes — See gigantes y cabezudos for the giant figures of Spanish culture. In Greek mythology, the Gigantes (Γίγαντες; singular Gigas ) or, commonly, Giants, were a race of giants, children of Gaia or Gaea, who was fertilized by the blood of Ouranos when …   Wikipedia

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