Typhon Definition

A monster with 100 heads, thrown by Zeus into Tartarus.
American Heritage
A monster, variously regarded as a son of Typhoeus or as Typhoeus himself.
Webster's New World

(obsolete) A violent whirlwind; a 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.


Origin of Typhon

  • Perhaps from Ancient Greek Τυφῶν (Tuphōn, “Typhon, father of the winds")- but see typhoon.

    From Wiktionary

  • Greek Tuphōn dheub- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek Τυφῶν (Tuphon).

    From Wiktionary

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