Athena Killing a Giant

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Mina Bulic
published on 04 February 2015

Athena separates the Giant Alkyoneus from Earth (in which way he dies), while Gaia, mother of Giants rises from the ground. The goddess Nike helps Athena; Detail from the Pergamon Altar's frieze (The frieze depicts a Gigantomachy); built in the 2nd century BCE. (Pergamon Museum, Berlin)

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About the Author

Mina Bulic
Mina is a pan-European lover of photography and art history: She has lived in Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary, Spain, and Germany.

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