Echidna Picture

The 'mother of all monsters' of Greek mythology, Echidna was herself from a family of monsters that included the Gorgons. With Typhon, she gave birth to infamous beast such as the Chimera, Cerberus, Sphinx, and Hydra.
Fittingly enough, Echidna is the namesake of the real-world spiny anteaters.

Typhon and Echidna make a (fairly accurate) appearance in the Disney "Hercules" cartoon, voiced by none other than Regis and Kathie Lee.
Gorgon's flower...
The Gorgon Medusa
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