Mimas was one of the Gigantes in Greek mythology, one of the sons of the Titans Uranus and Gaea which sprang out of the soil when Uranus was castrated by his son Cronus and the blood fell on the earth. He participated in the Gigantomachy, the battle that occured between the Gigantes and the Olympians, and he was the main opposition of the god Hephaestus; he was killed by him with missiles of red hot metal. Another account says that he was killed by Zeus, hurling a thunderbolt against him and turning him to ash. He was buried off the coast of Naples, under the island of Prochyte, one of the Phlegraean Islands.
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