Typhon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Typhon (Greek mythology) a monster with a hundred heads who breathed out flames; son of Typhoeus and father of Cerberus and the Chimera and the Sphinx
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Typhon A violent whirlwind; a typhoon. "The circling typhon whirled from point to point."
    • Typhon According to Hesiod, the son of Typhoeus, and father of the winds, but later identified with him.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Typhon A whirl wind.
    • n Typhon In Greek myth, a son of Typhoëus, and the father of the winds: later confused with Typhos or Typhoëus.
    • n Typhon The Greek name of the Egyptian divinity Set, the personification of the principle of evil.
    • n Typhon A large East Indian heron, Ardea sumatrana.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. , and . See Typhoon

Usage

In literature:

Deliver me from the Typhon who feedeth on entrails, O chiefs!
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 1 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
So Typhon, Caanthus, Orion, are said to have been killed by lightning.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
Strike the Typhon-serpent dead!
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 2, August, 1862" by Various
The fabulous monsters, Typhaeus, or Typhon, and Chimaera, are probably in this matter his prototypes.
"Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales" by Elias Owen
In the war of the giants he entangled Typhon in his nets.
"Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology" by Charles K. Dillaway
The lightning (which is Horus in the form of the winged disk) strikes Typhon and throws him flaming to earth.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
Typhon himself, who writhes under AEtna, could not have lifted the mountains of disdain with which they overwhelmed you.
"King Candaules" by Théophile Gautier
Osiris was the son of the Sun-god, his brother was Typhon-Set, and his sister was Isis.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
Another, no less curious, had for cover a monstrous Typhon head, adorned with palms and grimacing between two vipers.
"The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5" by Theophile Gautier
With but one remarkable exception (the Egyptian Typhon), demons are always represented lean.
"Devil Stories" by Various
But Typhon, the lord of the desert, has noted this, and begun to stifle it with sand.
"The Pharaoh and the Priest" by Alexander Glovatski
Typhon, according to the Egyptians, had fought against Oshiret, whom we call Osiris, and cut him to pieces.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
These became the parents of Isis and Osiris, of Typhon, Apollo, and Aphrodite.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)" by Max Duncker
The shadow of Typhons scowl falls no more upon the waves.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 1 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Lectures" by Robert G. Ingersoll
So Typhon sought in many ways to destroy the babe Horus.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 2 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Lectures" by Robert G. Ingersoll
In the embrace of Isis, Osiris rises from the dead, and the scowling Typhon is defeated once more.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 11 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Miscellany" by Robert G. Ingersoll
One of the oldest of these Dragon-names is Typhon, which is met in Egyptian mythology.
"The Grotesque in Church Art" by T. Tindall Wildridge
Typhon himself, who writhes under Aetna, could not have lifted the mountains of disdain with which they overwhelmed you.
"One of Cleopatra's Nights and Other Fantastic Romances" by Thophile Gautier
Typhon, as may easily be seen by the accompanying figure (14), is a hungry and thirsty demon.
"Demonology and Devil-lore" by Moncure Daniel Conway
Amongst the most terrible dragons is Typhon, the impersonation of all the terrors of nature.
"Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art" by John Vinycomb
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In poetry:

Each in his lofty sphere, sublime,
Sits crowned above the common throng:
Wrestling with some pythonic wrong
In prayer, in thunders, thought or song,
Briareus-limbed, they sweep along,
The Typhons of the time.
"Brock" by Charles Sangster

In news:

Typhone Rear Mount Pumper .
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