Typhoeus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Typhoeus (Greek mythology) son of Gaea and Tartarus who created the whirlwinds; had a terrifying voice and 100 dragon heads that spurted fire
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Usage

In literature:

Against cruel death neither Typhoeus shall avail you nor ill-famed Chimera, but here shall the Earth and shining Hyperion make you rot.
"Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica" by Homer and Hesiod
Thee not Typhoeus, when in armed array He towered erect, could daunt, nor grisly shapes dismay.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
This may be inferred from the allegorical description of Typhoeus, given by Hesiod.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
The clays of thy life are ended, neither can Typhoeus himself aid thee now, nor Chimaera of the evil name.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
She is somehow connected with the fable of the birth of the monster Typhoeus, son of Hera without a father.
"Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Andrew Lang
Thus did Aeneas deal death through the host, even as he had been the giant Typhoeus with the hundred hands.
"Stories from Virgil" by Alfred J. Church
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