Echidna

Echidna

Echidna

Echidna was a half-woman, half-snake creature in Greek mythology, also known as the "mother of all monsters", as she gave birth to most of the Greek mythical creatures.

Echidna's Family

She was the wife of Typhon, who was the "father of all monsters" and the most fearsome and dangerous monster in said mythology. Both she and her husband were the children of Gaia and Tartarus.

Echidna challenges Zeus

The couple attacked the Olympians, but Zeus managed to repel them, burying Typhon under Mount Etna; Echidna and her children were spared to continue challenging future heroes. Echidna was killed by Argus Panoptes while sleeping.

Echidna's Children

Some of the most famous children of Echidna and Typhon were Cerberus, the three-headed hound who guarded the gates of the Underworld; the Lernaean Hydra, the multi-headed serpent that grew two heads if one was cut off; the Gorgon sisters, the best known being Medusa; and the Chimera, a creature that had the heads of a lion, a goat and snake.

See Also: Typhon, Gaia, Tartarus, Argus Panoptes, Cerberus, Gorgons, Chimera

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Echidna Q&A

Who was Echidna?

Echidna was a half-woman, half-snake creature in Greek mythology, also known as the "mother of all monsters", as she gave birth to most of the Greek mythical creatures. Echidna's Family She was the wife of Typhon, who was the "father of all monsters" and the most fearsome and dangerous monster in said mythology.

Who were the parents of Echidna?

The parents of Echidna were Tartarus and Gaea.

Who were brothers and sisters of Echidna?

Echidna had 1 siblings: Typhoeus.

How many children did Echidna have?

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