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In Greek mythology, the Aloadae (Ancient Greek: Ἀλωάδαι, Aloadai) were a a pair of giants, sons of Poseidon and the mortal princess Iphimedia. Their names were Otos and Ephialtes (Greek: Ὦτος and Ἐφιάλτης), and they attempted to storm Mount Olympus in order to seize the goddesses Hera and Artemis and make them their wives. (Otos wanted Artemis and Ephialtes wanted Hera). Ares, the god of war, tried to stop them, but was defeated and imprisoned for thirteen months in a bronze jar. Artemis then raced between them in the form of a deer; they both cast their spears to hit her but missed and instead struck each other dead.

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