Definition of Typhoeus

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) son of Gaea and Tartarus who created the whirlwinds; had a terrifying voice and 100 dragon heads that spurted fire.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Creature, Mythical Monster



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Typhoeus

Tyndall phenomenon
Tyndall stone
Tyndallization
Tyne
Tyne River
Tyne and Wear
Tyneside
Tynwald
Type 1 GM1 gangliosidosis
Typha
Typha angustifolia
Typha latifolia
Typhaceae
Typhlopidae
Typhoean
Typhoeus
Typhoid Mary
Typhoid Marys
Typhon
Tyr
Tyranni
Tyrannidae
Tyrannosaurus rex
Tyrannus
Tyrannus domenicensis domenicensis
Tyrannus tyrannus
Tyrannus vociferans
Tyre
Tyrian
Tyrian purple

Literary usage of Typhoeus

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1796)
"... when he the thunder throws, And fires typhoeus with redoubled blows, Ver. 95o. As when angry Jove. ..."

2. Roman Antiquities and Ancient Mythology for Classical Schools by Charles Knapp Dillaway (1831)
"typhoeus afterwards fled into Sicily, where the god overwhelmed him with the ... Historians report, that typhoeus was brother of Osiris, king of Egypt, who, ..."

3. The Story of Greece by James Albert Harrison (1885)
"typhoeus threw large masses of rock at him, and screamed with all his ... Then typhoeus howled and dashed himself to the ground, rolling over and over to ..."

4. The Story of Greece by James Albert Harrison (1885)
"typhoeus threw large masses of rock at him, and screamed with all his ... Then typhoeus howled and dashed himself to the ground, rolling over and over to ..."

5. Greek and Roman [mythology] by William Sherwood Fox (1916)
"Typhon (or typhoeus}; the Giants. — The sway of Zeus was not yet secure, for Gaia had borne to Tartaros a monstrous son ..."

6. The Mythology of All Races by Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore, John Arnott MacCulloch (1916)
"Typhon (or typhoeus); the Giants. — The sway of Zeus was not yet secure, for Gaia had borne to Tartaros a monstrous son ..."

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