- Classical Mythology. a giant with a hundred arms buried under Mount Etna, in Sicily.
- Astronomy. a natural satellite of the planet Saturn.
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Examples from the Web for enceladus
With all their toil, they had not yet come to the girdle of Enceladus.Pierre; or The Ambiguities
They were the shadows of Mimas, Enceladus, and Tethys, the three inner satellites.A Honeymoon in Space
For the story of the giants and the punishment of Enceladus see any good Greek mythology.
I was one of those who supported Enceladus in the admission of the Olympians above, and I regret it.
At least my memory is keen enough to support my courage, and whatever the dread Enceladus may counsel, my voice is still for war!'
- Greek myth a giant who was punished for his rebellion against the gods by a fatal blow from a stone cast by Athena. He was believed to be buried under Mount Etna in Sicily
- a very bright satellite of Saturn