I just started watching the series "Attack on Titan" and in the first episode I couldn't help but see the resemblance in one of the scenes to a famous painting by Francisco Goya called "Saturn Devouring his Son".
The resemblance seems uncanny and intentional, but it got me wondering about how deep the influence goes. Is this simply an artistic callback or is there more to the influence of actual mythology in the story of this show? I've started reading some things online but most of it seems to be opinion. Is there any official acknowledgement of the inspiration for this series having mythological ties?