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The giants were huge, frightful monsters that tried to attack the Olympian gods

Giants, huge, frightful  monsters in Greek mythology
Apollo and Artemis fighting against the Giant Cantharus during the battle of the Giants. Archaeological Museum of Delphi, Greece
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    The Creation of the Giants

    The Giants were 24 frightful monsters in Ancient Greece. They were conceived during the castration of the Titan Uranus by his son Cronus, when his blood dripped onto the earth and fertilized Mother Earth Gaea. The Giants were demigods, but not immortal. According to an oracle, one god alone had not the capacity to kill a Giant, but once a god found a mortal as his ally, he was able to destroy him once and for all.

    Appearance of the Giants

    The Giants were impressive creatures as tall as the mountains and unassailable in strength. Their body was hairy, ending in a lizard's tail, and their feet were formed from dragons' scales.

Famous Giants in Greek Mythology

Otus and Ephialtes

Myths about Giants

The Giants' Battle against the Olympian Gods