Gr. Myth. a monster, variously regarded as a son of Typhoeus or as Typhoeus himself
Origin of TyphonClassical Latin from Classical Greek Typh?n, literally , whirlwind: see typhoon
A monster with 100 heads, thrown by Zeus into Tartarus.
Origin of TyphonGreek Tuphōn ; see dheub- in Indo-European roots.
Perhaps from Ancient Greek Î¤Ï…Ï†á¿¶Î½ (TuphÅn, “Typhon, father of the winds")- but see typhoon.
- (Greek mythology) The most powerful and feared of all Greek monsters, having the head, arms, and torso of a man, and his bottom half consisting of countless dragons or serpents. Some stories also say that his hands ended in serpents as well, and that he bears 100 heads. He is shrouded in giant wings, his eyes blazed a white fire, and his arms reached towards the stars.
From Ancient Greek Î¤Ï…Ï†á¿¶Î½ (Tuphon).