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Athena Killing a Giant


Mina Bulic
published on 04 February 2015
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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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