Gigantomachy Picture

In Greek mythology the GIGANTOMACHY was a war between the Olympians led by Zeus and the giants led by Alcyoneus. After the Titanomachy, where Zeus defeats the Titans and places them in Tartarus, an angry Gaia brings forth the giants to restore the rule of the Titans. These giants are not simply big, but have multiple hands and snake legs.
The Olympians called upon the aid of Heracles after a prophecy warned them by Hera, that aid of a son of a mortal mother would be needed. With help of their powerful weapons and the second demigod Dionysus, the Olympians defeated the Gigantes and quelled the rebellion, confirming their reign over the earth, sea, and heaven.
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