Typhon

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Zeus fighting Typhon on ancient Greek pottery

Typhon (Greek Τυφῶν), also Typhoeus, Typhaon, and Typhos, was the final son of Gaia in Greek mythology. He attempted to destroy Zeus because Zeus imprisoned the Titans. Zeus won and sent Typhon to be trapped under Mount Etna. Typhon was the father of the Nemean lion, Cerberus, and the Gorgons. He was married to Echidna. Meanwhile, all of the Greek gods (except for Hermes and Zeus) had fled to Egypt. In Egypt, many of the gods made themselves turn into animals to hide themselves from Typhon.[1] They reproduced, and the Egyptian gods and goddesses were born.

4 canopic jars with heads of Horus' sons

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  1. Francis Celoria Antoninus, The Metamorphoses of Antoninus Liberalis, Routledge 1002, p.87