- 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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Typhoeus, a hundred-headed giant, was slain by Zeus' thunderbolt, and buried under tna.Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I
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.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
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.