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Giantsʹ War with Jove (The)


The War of the Giants and the War of the Titans should be kept distinct. The latter was after Jove or Zeus was god of heaven and earth, the former was before that time. Kronos, a Titan, had been exalted by his brothers to the supremacy, but Zeus made war on Kronos with the view of dethroning him. After ten yearsʹ contest he succeeded, and hurled the Titans into hell. The other war was a revolt by the giants against Zeus, which was readily put, down by the help of the other gods and the aid of Hercules.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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