The Giants and the Greek gods – Greek Myths and Legends

The Giants and the Greek gods. In Greek and Roman Mythology, the Giants, also called Gigantes were a race of great strength and aggression, though not necessarily of great size, known for the Gigantomachy, their battle with the Olympian gods. According to Hesiod, the Giants were the offspring of Gaia (Earth) born from the blood that fell when Uranus (Sky) was castrated by his Titan son Cronus. Archaic and Classical representations show Gigantes as man-sized hoplites (heavily armed ancient Greek foot soldiers) fully human in form. Later representations (after 380 B C) show Gigantes with snakes for legs. From the information gathered this could have multiple meanings for example: Spiritual adepts or Hybrids created by the serpent race. This is how you would depict a hybrid being in the ancie

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