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Giants, huge, frightful monsters

The Giants (Gigantes) were huge, frightful monsters that tried to attack the Olympian gods

The Creation of the Giants

The Giants were 24 fearsome monsters in Ancient Greece. They were conceived during the castration of Titan Uranus by his son Cronus, when his blood dripped on the earth and impregnated Mother Earth Gaea.

The Giants were demigods, but not immortal. According to one oracle, a god alone was unable to kill a giant, but once a god found a mortal as an ally, he could destroy him once and for all.

Appearance of the Giants

The Giants were formidable creatures, tall as the mountains and insurmountable in their strength. Their bodies were hairy and ended in a lizard's tail, and their feet were formed of dragon scales.

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