The most powerful of the giants that conspired against Zeus
(Jupiter). The king of gods and men cast him down, and threw Mount Etna
over him. The poets say that the flames of this volcano arise from the
breath of this giant. The battle-field of his contest was Phlegra, in
“So fierce Enceladus in Phlegra stood.”
Hoole: Jerusalem Delivered.
I tell you, younglings, not Encelados,
With all his threatning band of Typhon's brood ...
Shall seize this prey out of his father's hands.
Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus,
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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