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  • n. In Greek mythology, the uprising of the Gigantes against the Olympian gods.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A war of giants; especially, the fabulous war of the giants against heaven.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The mythological war of the giants against Zeus, symbolizing the antagonism between terrestrial and oceanic and celestial forces: a favorite subject in all departments of ancient classical art.

Etymologies

giganto- 'giant' + -machy 'war'. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The only people who won't like this site are morosophs and misosophs! cynartomachy -- bear-baiting using dogs gigantomachy -- war of giants against the gods pneumatomachy -- denial of the divinity of the Holy Ghost Link

    Boing Boing: May 2, 2004 - May 8, 2004 Archives

  • The subject is the gigantomachy, i.e., the battle between the gods and the rebellious sons of earth (cf. page 134).

    A History of Greek Art

  • We have therefore here a scene from one of the favorite subjects of Greek art at all periods -- the gigantomachy, or battle of gods and giants.

    A History of Greek Art

  • The frieze from Priene representing a gigantomachy was not a part of the temple there (Wolters, _Jahrbuch des deutschen arch.

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1

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