Mimas was one of the Gigantes of Greek mythology. Like the other giant sons of Gaia, Mimas had serpents for legs and was born fully armoured. Mimas was slain by Hephaestus during the war against the Olympians by a volley of molten iron, or slain by Ares or Zeus and was robbed of an armor. According to legend, the island Prochyte lay atop Mimas' remains. Saturn's moon, Mimas, is named for the giant.
- Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, III.1226-1227
- Smith, William; Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London (1873). "Mimas" 2.
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