see AloadaeAloadae
or Aloidae
, in Greek mythology, two giants who warred against the Olympian gods. Their names were Otus and Ephialtes, and they were sons of Aloeus' wife by Poseidon. They tried to reach heaven to overthrow the gods by piling Mt. Ossa on Mt.
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(144) His physical height as he climbs the walls and meet the sky is reminiscent of the Aloidae, Otus and Ephialtes, who attacked Jupiter.