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An ‘Ethiopian dragon’
Dragons play a significant role in Greek mythology. Ancient Greeks applied the term to large, constricting snakes. There is also the dracaena or drakaina , the specifically female form or "she-dragon. Daniel Ogden speaks of three ways to explain the origins of Greek dragon myths: as vertical evolution from reconstructed Proto-Indo-European mythology , as horizontal adaptation from Ancient Near Eastern mythology, or as sitting within "the cloud of international folktale". Regarding theories of vertical transmission, Ogden argues that they carry "an unspoken assumption that prior to such a transfer the Greeks' own myth-world was a tabula rasa ", which he calls absurd; only Typhon's Near Eastern origins are, in his view, plausible. Typhon was the most fearsome monster of Greek mythology. The last son of Gaia , Typhon was, with his mate Echidna , the father of many other monsters. He is usually envisioned as humanoid from the waist up, serpentine below.