Typhon, the tornado titan

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Typhon, the tornado titan

Post by Joseph D. L. » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:07 am

Nothing really of note here.

I've always had a fascination with storms and tornadoes. They're power and they're scope that inspires fear and awe within us. Heaven and earth are joined together with these forces of nature.

Here's how the Greeks observed this phenomenon and codified it into their culture.

Strength was with his hands in all that he did and the feet of the strong god were untiring. From his shoulders grew a hundred heads of a snake, a fearful dragon, with dark, flickering tongues, and from under the brows of his eyes in his marvellous heads flashed fire, and fire burned from his heads as he glared. And there were voices in all his dreadful heads which uttered every kind of sound unspeakable; for at one time they made sounds such that the gods understood, but at another, the noise of a bull bellowing aloud in proud ungovernable fury; and at another, the sound of a lion, relentless of heart; and at another, sounds like whelps, wonderful to hear; and again, at another, he would hiss, so that the high mountains re-echoed.

~ Hesiod

In size and strength he surpassed all the offspring of Earth. As far as the thighs he was of human shape and of such prodigious bulk that he out-topped all the mountains, and his head often brushed the stars. One of his hands reached out to the west and the other to the east, and from them projected a hundred dragons' heads. From the thighs downward he had huge coils of vipers, which when drawn out, reached to his very head and emitted a loud hissing. His body was all winged: unkempt hair streamed on the wind from his head and cheeks; and fire flashed from his eyes.

~ Apollodorus

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Re: Typhon, the tornado titan

Post by Joseph D. L. » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:46 pm

Here's a great article for all my fellow meteorphiles.

https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... e_and_Rome

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Re: Typhon, the tornado titan

Post by Joseph D. L. » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:17 pm

I don't care what anyone says. This is an awesome movie!

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