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Re: "plumed" serpents

At 06:02 AM 2/10/98 EST, JSeward123@aol.com wrote:
>... Included in it is the original Babylonian
>Tiamat and the original ancient Greek Typhon, both of which are 
>feathered reptilian dragons, Tiamat being the most birdy.


Actually, it is not clear these are distinct.  "Typhon" is a possible Greek
rendering of some variant of Semitic "Tiamat" (perhaps the Phoenician
variant), and the Greeks certainly adapted large portions of Semitic
mythology (for instance, Adonis).

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