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Typhon

Typhon (Typhaon, Typhoeus), in Greek mythology, youngest son of Gaea and Tartarus. He is described as a grisly monster with a hundred dragons? heads who was conquered and cast into Tartarus by Zeus. In other accounts, he is confined in the land of the Arimi[?] in Cilicia[?] (Iliad, ii. 783) or under Etna (Aeschylus, P. V. 370) or in other volcanic regions, where he is the cause of eruptions. Typhon is thus the personification of volcanic forces. Amongst his children by Echidna are Cerberus, the Lemaean hydra, and the Chimaera. He is also the father of dangerous winds (typhoons), and by later writers is identified with the Egyptian Set.

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