Echidna, The Mother of All Monsters, waist up she was a beautiful woman or nymph, waist down she was a snake. Echidna was the daughter of Tartarus and Gaia. The Geek Hell and Earth.
Then there's her husband, Typhon, The Father of All Monster. He was the largest, most fearsome creature of them all. He was so tall his head reached the stars. His waist up was human and waist down was HUGE viper coils. He had hundreds of dragon heads for hands. Even the mighty gods feared him! Then in a fit of rage Typhon started to destroy cities and hurl mountains, when all the other gods fled, Zeus stood up, and a battle broke lose, ending with Zeus throwing a mountain on him, trapping him. Question, why didn't they just through him in to Tartarus like their other enemies? Answer, they probably couldn't. It was impossible, so they threw a mountain on him to imprison him.
Typhon and Echinda's offspring include, Cerberus, Orthrus, The Nemean Lion, Ladon, The Hydra, and their last child was The Chimera.
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