Talk:Giants (Greek mythology)
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Gigantes were born from Gaja, Mother Earth. Earth wanted to revenge Olimpus gods cuz they killed and imprisoned titans. Article's version Gigantes are wrong. I am from lithuanian wikipedia and saw some mistakes in article pls change them. Thank you. --220.127.116.11 4 July 2005 09:38 (UTC)
- I don't think so, it agrees with this. But I will take a look at it. -Falcorian 21:53, 13 October 2005 (UTC)
- Indeed, I'll knock out what I can and rewrite later. --Falcorian (talk) 06:28, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
Adaptation from early hebrew stories?
What does scholarship have to say about this being an adaptation of the nephilim stories (Genesis 6, 3 Books of Enoch, etc.)? An obvious correspondence would link Azazel with Prometheus.
We can also consider the rebellion of the Titans/Giants in the context of Baal (and friends') struggles against Yom.
- I'm not aware of any scholarly sources linking the Titans or Gigantes to the Nephilim prior to their use in translating the Bible into Greek. One theory that I know does exist is that the Titanomachy is the Greek version of the Indo-European theme of the overthrow of the Elder (nature) Gods by the Younger (culture) Gods, with parallels in the Norse Æsir–Vanir War, or the eternal struggle between the Asuras and Devas in Hinduism, the Ahuras and Daevas in Zoroastrianism, and the Irish Tuatha Dé Danann and Fomorians. Similarly, the Gigantomachy may also be a continuation of an Indo-European theme of giants contesting the Younger Gods, with parallels in the Norse Ragnarök and Irish Cath Dédenach Maige Tuired (where the Fomorians serve as both Elder Gods and giants). Pfhreak (talk) 03:07, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
The heading should read "Giants (Greek mythology)", vel sim.
I realize that the ancient Greek term was gigantes, but that's neither here nor there. As far as Aristotle was concerned, his name was Aristoteles, Plato's was really Platon and so on. I'm transliterating from the Greek, but you see my point. Ifnkovhg (talk) 08:29, 26 May 2009 (UTC)
- All the text books and reference books I have related to the subject refer to them as Giants, so this is probably the right thing to do... Of course "all" is two. ;-) --Falcorian (talk) 05:47, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
Netherworld -> Tartarus
I removed the link to Netherworld, as links to disambiguation pages should be avoided (WP:INTDABLINK). Since the Tartarus article mentions that the giants were imprisoned there, I changed the link accordingly. However, that article does not have an appropriate citation and I don't know much about Greek mythology. So if the new link is wrong feel free to correct it to a better page. --Robinandroid (talk) 21:20, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
Questions and comment
1. Gigantes is clearly the Spanish version of Giants. Why are the Giants called alternately in Wikipedia? Why aren't they just called Giants?
2. Reference 5 is way too long. It might as well be part of the main body of the article.
3. This article mentions Alcyoneus, Damysos, Ephialtes, Leon, Peloreus, Porphyrion, Theodamas and many other Giants. This article on Uranus lists 5 Giants: Alcyoneus, Athos, Clytias, Enceladus and Echion. At the bottom there is a list of 13 Giants. Did Uranus have 5 or more Giants? I count at least 19 Giants.