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Typhon

typhon
1. According to Hesiod, the son of Typhoeus, and father of the winds, but later identified with him.
By modern writers, Typhon is identified with the egyptian set, who represents physical evil.
2. A violent whirlwind; a typhoon. The circling typhon whirled from point to point. (Thomson)
Origin: Gr, and . See Typhoon.


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