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  1. 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
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Derived FormsTyphoean, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Typhoeus, a hundred-headed giant, was slain by Zeus' thunderbolt, and buried under tna.

    Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I

    Edmund Spenser

  • Typhoeus was a hundred-headed monster slain by Jupiter and buried under Prochyta and Arime.

  • The clays of thy life are ended, neither can Typhoeus himself aid thee now, nor Chimæra of the evil name.

  • In Typhoeus and Megascolex there are complex glands appended to the intestine.

  • There is no other mention in ancient literature of the fight between Hercules and Typhoeus.