Elle (theroadtoelle) wrote,
Elle
theroadtoelle

Typhon

Prompt:  Write about an aspect of Greek or Roman myth.

Stars paint a weak pattern,

scattered sparsely across the Cilician sky,
defeated by the blaze
that pours
from a hundred serpent heads.

Born of Earth,
standing broad,
wings spread,
wide as his ancestor's mightiest mountains,
but taller still by far,
the heavens just a breath away.

A cacophony
tears at the sky,
shredding the clouds,
as snakes shriek and scream
in a way their mortal counterpart cannot.
This is no mere mortal.

This is Typhon.

The myths will speak
of his children,
eldest{to youngest,
monsters all.
Born of his beloved Echidna,
Orthrus, Cerberus,
the Lernaean Hydra,
and others, hidden in the shadows...
Vicious,
powerful,
they make Daddy proud.

They will be legends.
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