Typhon was a monstrous serpentine giant and the most deadly creature in Greek mythology. Typhon was considered as the “Father of all monster”. It is said that when he stood upright, his head brushed against the stars. His lower body consisted of two coiled viper tails that were constantly hissing. It is said that instead of fingers, dragon heads erupted from his hands. His wings were so wide that they would blot out the sun and fire flashed from his eyes striking fear even among the Olympians.
He was the youngest son of Gaia and Tartarus. Typhon tried to overthrow Zeus but was later defeated by his thunderbolts and was locked in Tartarus. In some accounts, he was said to have been confined under Mount Etna where he was the cause of volcanic eruptions. He is said to be the father of Cerberus, Hydra, Chimera and even dangerous winds (typhoons).