Typhoon

Mythological Dictionary

Zeus' struggle with the dragon Typhon (also named Typhaon or Typhoeus) was the most serious battle that he had before finally consolidating his rule. Typhon had one hundred heads and tongues, fire shot out of his eyes, and terrible cries bellowed from his throats. The word typhoon, meaning a severe tropical hurricane which arises in the China sea or the western Pacific ocean, comes from the Chinese ta ("great") and feng ("wind"), but the form of the word is influenced by the name Typhon.

 
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