(In Greek mythology) the struggle between the gods and the giants.
- 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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