My sons, make your attack with hightowering rocks . . . [and I will] bestow Hebe on [the Gigante] Porphyrion as a wife, and give Kythereia [Aphrodite] to [the Gigante] Khthonios, when I sing Brighteyes [Athene] the bedfellow of Enkelados, and Artemis of Alkyoneus . . .
— Gaia

Angry with Zeus for imprisoning her Titan sons in the Underworld, the earth goddess Gaia gave birth to the Gigantes, instructing them to rise up against the Olympian Gods. The gods were worried, not least because the Gigantes could only die by mortal hands.

Zeus fathered a son, Hercules, who he hoped would be able to defeat the Gigantes. After his death, Hercules was brought to Olympus, where the Gigantes had begun their invasion. The gods fought a bloody war, the Gigantomachy, to stave off the Gigantes, subduing them while Hercules finished them off with his poisoned arrows. Finally, the Gigantes were defeated, and the survivors were buried beneath the earth, where they were said to be the cause of earthquakes.

Battle vs. Fomorian (by CuchulainSetanta)Edit

Deep in Ireland, three Fomorians are keeping watch over a border post. Suddenly, one Fomorian bellows loudly to his partners: three massive shapes have been spotted on the horizon. Without warning, a boulder flies into the tower the first Fomorian is manning, toppling it. Luckily, he leaps out just in time.

The culprits behind this attack are three Gigantes, one of which picks up and hurls another boulder at the Fomorians. The Irish giants gather their weapons together and charge out to confront the attackers. Another boulder flies towards them, crushing one Fomorian. (3-2) Roaring in anger, another Fomorian readies a sling and hurls a stone at the Gigante who killed his comrade. It strikes the Gigante in the forehead, stunning him long enough for the slinger to finish him off with a spear thrust. (2-2)

The remaining giants clash, brute strength against spears and axes. The spear Fomorian stabs another Gigante in the arm. Angered, the Gigante strangles the Fomorian to death with his serpent legs, before going to aid his comrade against the last Fomorian (2-1) Just as he arrives, the Fomorian leader decapitates his opponent with a stone axe. (1-1)

The two giants face off with each other, before giving blood-curdling battle cries and charging each other. Both are evenly matched, until the Gigante thrusts his legs forward to try and strangle his opponent. In the nick of time, the Fomorian slices off the legs with his axe, before planting his weapon firmly in the Gigante's skull. Wrenching the axe out, the Fomorian holds it high and gives a loud roar.

Winner: Fomorian

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