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British Dictionary definitions for titanomachy


  1. Greek myth the unsuccessful revolt of the family of the Titan Iapetus against Zeus
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Word Origin

C19: from Greek titanomakhia, from Titan 1 + makhē a battle
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Historical Examples

  • The punishment of Prometheus was an episode in the Titanomachy.

    Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2)

    John Addington Symonds

  • What links bound the "Titanomachy" to the Theben Cycle is not clear.