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(Greek Creature) ECHIDNA

Also known as EKHIDNA

The daughter of Ceto and Phorcys, with a nasty demeanor and strange taste in psychotic husbands.

All was well above the waist with the body of a spritely Nymph, fair of face and hair and quite stunning, apparently. You wouldn't say no if you saw her sat behind a desk. But the problems started with the other half and the multi folded, creased and scaly body of a serpent where her legs should be. Still, Typhon fancied her and they went hammer and tongs to knock out almost all of the nastiest hero-fodder worth mentioning, and some i'd rather not.

Known as the mother of all monsters which is a homograph if ever i heard one, Echidna gave birth to the Nemean Lion, Cerberus, Ladon (possibly), Chimera, Sphinx, Hydra and other equally nasty nasties, the mere mention of which would have all but the most stout-hearted deity defeated before they had even been battered by fire breathing eyes, hundreds of arms, flailing fire-brands and projectile mountains.

Echidna was fettled by Panoptes who tracked her down to an underground cave and killed her as she slept, which is a two fold feat of brilliance bearing in mind the caves location was top-secret and Echidna was considered indestructible.
Family Tree ...
Parents : Ceto and Phorcys
Spouse : Typhon
Offspring : Nemean Lion, Cerberus, Ladon (possibly), Chimera, Sphinx, Hydra
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'ECHIDNA' - Greek entry : 26 April 2007
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