Typhoeus


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Typhoeus

(taɪˈfiːəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the son of Gaea and Tartarus who had a hundred dragon heads, which spurted fire, and a bellowing many-tongued voice. He created the whirlwinds and fought with Zeus before the god hurled him beneath Mount Etna
Tyˈphoean adj
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Noun1.Typhoeus - (Greek mythology) son of Gaea and Tartarus who created the whirlwinds; had a terrifying voice and 100 dragon heads that spurted fire
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
mythical creature, mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and myth
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Thus marched the host like a consuming fire, and the earth groaned beneath them when the lord of thunder is angry and lashes the land about Typhoeus among the Arimi, where they say Typhoeus lies.
Two events mark the early reign of Zeus, the war with the Titans and the overthrow of Typhoeus, and as Zeus is still reigning the poet can only go on to give a list of gods born to Zeus by various goddesses.
Hesiod discloses this ground in the Typhonomachy, where Zeus fights fire with fire, defeating his cacophonously disordered equal, Typhoeus.
The Titanomachy and the struggle against Typhoeus are both interpreted as battles of the gaze; here Lovatt makes use of the work of Carol J.
Thirteen-year-old Will Henry again narrates the adventures the monstrumologist, Pellinore Warthrop, who is on a quest for the Typhoeus magnificum.
Key concepts are explained with detailed Ruby code built using open source libraries such as ActiveRecord, Sinatra, Nokogiri, and Typhoeus.
Virgil suggests that Typhon, or Typhoeus, is also in hell, for he says to Antaeus, "Non ci fare ire a Tizio ne a Tifo" ["Do not make us go on to Tityus nor to Typhon"] (Inf.
In addition, the final oath of action among the conspirators after the burial of Feliche is a pagan one, calling upon "the dead brow of triple Hecate" and alluding to Jupiter's crushing of Typhoeus under Etna (4.
hundred-headed giant Typhoeus, son of Gaeta and Tartarus, in his attempt
In short, eight corporations have formed the Typhoeus system, your home base.
Pythian 1 opens with a hymn to the lyre, whose harmonious effect the poet associates with the cosmic order brought by Zeus in his conquest of Typhoeus (13-28) and, on a national level, by the tyrant Hieron and his family in their military victories (71-80).
The detail singulier which Watkins takes as the key lifting this case out of the realm of mere typological similarity and setting it in the framework of transmission across a language boundary is the peculiar lashing motif associated with the binding of Typhoeus prior to his being cast into Tartarus by Zeus.