When the earth was young,
I witnessed the final battle of gods and titans.
Since both sides of this war were alas immortal,
No abiding casualties were possible.
Finally, however, the gods did triumph
With the aid of arcane powers
Only the earth did suffer
As mountains crumbled,
And the world held on pillars fell,
Torn apart by rings of fire,
Lit by the radiance of falling stars.

– Apollodorus
(original source, quote since lost)