(in Greek mythology) the struggle between the gods and the giants.
- ‘The battle of the gods (gigantomachy) is a popular theme in the Archaic through Hellenistic times and was a metaphor for the triumph of ‘reason and order’ over ‘chaos’.’
- ‘A gigantomachy is a depiction of the ancient Greek mythical war between gods and giants for rule of the universe.’
- ‘Several sculpture representations of the gigantomachy are found on various buildings.’
- ‘The gigantomachy was an inspirational subject for many artists and poets of that time.’
Late 16th century: from Greek gigantomakhia, from gigas, gigant- (see giant) + -makhia ‘fighting’.
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