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echidna

any of the spine-covered MONOTREME mammals of the family Tachyglossidae, found in Australia and New Guinea. They have a long snout and claws for digging out ants.

echidna

an Australian terrestrial anteater; a burrower with a long snout and tongue. A monotreme. Called also spiny anteater, Tachyglossus and Zaglossus spp. Includes long-nosed echidna (Zaglossus bruijni), short-nosed echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus).
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Readers of Apuleius have long recognized the association of the ass with the Egyptian Seth (the enemy and antithesis of Osiris and Isis), the identification of Seth with the Greek Typhon (Seth-Typhon, the principle of disorder and chaos in the universe), and the possibilities these associations have as a unifying device for the novel.
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In connection with Typhon too, a comparably more positive treatment is evident within Prometheus Bound itself, inasmuch as the next few lines go on to state that Typhon's pent-up rage will, on occasion, break out in a volcanic eruption, described in lines 367-72.
Typhon made his home in the Corycian cave in Cilicia, and it appears that the cave might have been guarded by the female dragon Delphyne (Apollod.
Typhon (52 AD) failed his test (applied by 3 doctors) because of a cataract.
Typhon threatened Zeus, threatened to overpower Olympus.
Thus, regarding typhoon the OED explains that it can go back to Chinese ta 'big' + feng 'wind', represented in Cantonese as tai + fung, but there may be another source from Arabic, adopted from Greek typhon.
Virgil suggests that Typhon, or Typhoeus, is also in hell, for he says to Antaeus, "Non ci fare ire a Tizio ne a Tifo" ["Do not make us go on to Tityus nor to Typhon"] (Inf.
After Typhon, the mythic serpent-man, the son of Mother Earth and Tartarus (the abyss of torture in Hades where Titans were confined).
The note to Hell Spit Flexion, invoking a primal scene of expectoration, confirms by (free) association the fantasy complex driving the film: the "old man coughing in the night" displaces the mythic idea of Cronus swallowing and regurgitating his divine children; he is confined to Tartarus with Typhon whose fury produces volcanoes.
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