| Share
 

Typhon

Typhon (tĪˈfŏn) [key] or Typhoeus tĪfēˈəs, in Greek mythology, fierce and monstrous son of Gaea. He was the father of Echidna—a monster half woman and half dragon—and of Cerberus, Hydra, the Sphinx, and the Chimera. Typhon was so frightful that Zeus set him afire and buried him alive under Mt. Aetna.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Typhon from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Folklore and Mythology

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring