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In Greek mythology Enceladus is one of the Giants, son of Gaia (Earth) fertilized by the blood of Uranus that fell to the ground when his son Cronus castrated his father. Like the other Giants, Enceladus was born in a specific region: Flegra (Thrace) or Pallene. Like all Giants, Enceladus was a creature half man, half beast, to the thighs had human form, and instead of the lower limbs had scaly snake tails, although this description was not always followed to the letter in pictorial representations. Among other Giants, Enceladus participated in the so-called the Giants, the battle between the Giants and the Olympians. During the battle Enceladus tried to escape but the goddess Athena buried him throwing over the island of Sicily, the place from which it can not escape; the myth has it that the volcanic activity of Etna originated from fiery breath of Enceladus, while the tremors of the earth during earthquakes, from her wallowing under the mountain because of the wounds (similar myths are narrated by Typhon and Vulcan). In Greece, an earthquake a “stroke of Enceladus” is still poetically called. At Versailles, the constant iconography of Louis XIV of Apollo triumph of the Olympian gods against their opponents, including the Fountain of Enceladus, which depicts the giant buried by rocks Olympians who had dared to climb, while sinking in the waters by launching a ‘ ultimate expletive, symbolized by the gush coming out of his mouth. The fountain is the work of Gaspard Marsy designed by Le Brunnella. Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, is named for the mythological figure. In my point of view, planet Earth for many centuries past was inhabited by these races, some deified by the people, but on the many works of literature we often find these titanic tales, so my experience has shown that, where there is a story despite extraordinary that is, there is always a grain of truth.