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EKHIDNA (or Echidna) was a monstrous she-dragon (drakaina) with the head and breast of a woman. She probably represented or presided over the corruptions of the earth : rot, slime, fetid waters, illness and disease.

She was often equated with Python (the rotting one), a dragon born of the fetid slime left behind by the great Deluge. Others call her the Tartarean lamprey, and assigned her to the dark, swampy pit of Tartaros beneath the earth. Hesiod, makes her a daughter of monstrous sea-gods, and presumably associates her with rotting sea-scum and fetid salt-marshes.
In all cases, she was described as the consort of Typhoeus (Typhon) , a monstrous storm-daemon who challenged Zeus in heaven. Together they spawned a host of terrible monsters to plague the earth.

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well, i want to draw ekhidna a time ago, was one of my favorite characthers of old myths, why? usually is only mentioned, as well as her husband, thypon, and there is not much draws of her. i cant avoid some giger references here XD. saddly, this one was doing in a rush time... deadlines :(

photoshop CS/intuos/4 hours T_T/music: thypon by Therion
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salyssong Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So do you like making art of myths?
ArtegaNoriega Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Way to go Typhon. All the other titans must be jelly bruh.
ReyCecrope Featured By Owner Edited Dec 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It appears in Hercules The Legendary Journeys Season 2 and 3. Hercules a cult of the 90`s where it came from its counterpart Xena Warrior Princess which sometimes shared chapters and villains.   It echidna in Spanish and Echidna in English means viper, it was a beautiful nymph, half snake, daughter Calírroe and hero Crisaor giant golden sword was born of the blood from the neck of Medusa when Perseus beheaded or the daughter of Tartarus and Gea depending on the version of the myth.   Echidna had dark, piercing eyes, his hair was standing on end like quills therefore called Echidna Echidna or the porcupine. She and the giant Typhoon were the parents of almost all Greek monsters some of which were: the Hydra of Lerna, the Chimera, the dragon of Colchis and the Dragon of the Hesperides, Cerberus the three-headed dog of Hades, Other Dog 2 heads, etc. Hercules in one of his works ran into Equidna unlike the TV series, Equidna stole the oxen of Geryon and promised to return them in exchange for having sex with her. The hero accepted since she was a beautiful nymph (Do not ask me how did you snake tail XD) but that union was born Agathyrsus important, Escites Gelono and which gave its name to the Scythians. He died at Argos Panoptes 100 giant eyes, he killed her to prevent Equidna follow walker devouring everything with which he found himself.
ZAGOMAN07 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Student General Artist
WOW That was soooo fantastic art !!! 
ContentialChampion Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist
Excellent work! Have you drawn a picture of Typhon? I feel like that would be one badass picture.
CrazyGracieCP Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, i like that, very dark and feminine. ^^
KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Lovelovelovelove this rendition. The hair, the scales, the icky monster parts, everything 
Starrstryke Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Writer
Sanchit-Malik Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
First of all I salute to ur art and i got a fantastic reference ! Thnxx buddy !! and jeepers I feel terrible...
mindmaster123 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Are you going to draw Typhon?
HuntraG94 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
probably my fav design of yours dude
KendrixTermina Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Looks awesome. Nice zergy organic details!
skyking96 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would be scared to see this version of her in real life.
Audiomaniak Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Sara Kerrigan of the Greek pantheon) holy f...k
bloodking30 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
treeant Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student
nice work
dragonmaximus Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
DiamondDragon33 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I can't even tell it was rushed--this is awesume!!!!!!!!
Echidna is one of my favorite myths, and the way you portrayed her here is so amazing!
rkainne Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic work. beautiful...
going2killuall Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
i wonder what Typhon looks like
BlackMoon705 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
no. lady gaga is mother of monsters. your facts are wrong.
(lol its a joke nice pic:)
TheNightmareCooper Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Not my imagination of her but it's still pretty badass, plus who am I to say that.

I have to agree though, she's fairly underrated aside from being the mother of all the monsters. I hope you do a Typhon soon.
AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Mother Of All Monsters... I like her four arms!
DeliciousRobot Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Have you thought about drawing Typhon yet or am I not the first person to ask just filling this comment section up with more useless repetition.
Behedehst Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
jeje, See la Recuerdo de "Hercules: Aventuras de nose que" jeje
ReyCecrope Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Aparece en Hércules Los Viajes Legendarios Temporadas 2 y 3 . Hércules una serie de culto de los 90`s de donde salió su contraparte Xena La Princesa Guerrera los cuales a veces compartían capítulos y villanos.
Equidna en español y Echidna en Inglés significa vívora, era una hermosa ninfa mitad serpiente, hija de Calírroe y el héroe Crisaor el gigante de la espada de oro que nació de la sangre del cuello de Medusa cuando Perseo la decapitó o también hija de Tártaro y Gea según la versión del mito.
Equidna tenía ojos oscuros y penetrantes, sus cabellos eran erizados como púas por ello se le llama Equidna o Echidna a los puercoespín.
Ella junto con el gigante Tifón fueron los padres de casi todos los monstruos griegos los cuales algunos fueron: La Hidra de Lerna, La Quimera, El Dragón de la Cólquide y el Dragón de las Hespérides, Cerberos el perro de 3 cabezas del Hades, Otro el perro de 2 cabezas, etc
Hércules en uno de sus trabajos se topó con Equidna y a diferencia de la serie de tv, Equidna le robó los bueyes de Gerión y prometió devolvérselos a cambio de que tuviera relaciones sexuales con ella. El héroe aceptó ya que ella era una ninfa hermosa (No me preguntes como le hizo con la cola de serpiente XD) pero de esa unión importante nació Agatirso, Gelono y Escites el cual dió nombre a los Escitas.
Murió a Argos Panoptes el gigante de 100 ojos, el la mató para evitar que Equidna siguiese devorando a todo caminante con el que se encontraba.
ElMaty48 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Shouldn't Ekhidna be, you echidna?
julz321 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Wonderful !
AngelitaRamos Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm thinking on doing an concept of I've done for Campe another she-monster: [link] and a soft Medusa: [link] I would like to know your thoughts. =}

Very very interesting take though. I love it. I think most female creatures look so much more interesting then male creatures.
LeaderPein Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Do Typhon, that would be badass.
3llyluvsyou Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
So wait...She's Lady GaGa?
masonday Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
ectoborge Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
finally. I had no idea what she looked like. Now please do Typhon, even though its nearly impossible.
Yob-Emag Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
back then I use to think the title "the mother of monsters" means she is the most powerful
adamkaimaras Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
leotheras Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
you shall make thypon if you want i can give you a full story how thypon have met echidna and how thypon looks like
RavnArmanson Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011   Photographer
I don't know if you watch supernatural or not, but they brought up the Mother of All, which seemed to be a deity of the fiends and monsters in that show and of course my first thought went to echidna. But no, they ****ed it up and decided it should be EVE instead. GRRRR!!!
DAZUMA Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
what a titan...
Sayis5 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
You know on the TV Series, Supernatural. She's going to be the primary antagonist to the main characters I think. Some dragons resurrected her, or set her free. And they call her 'mother of all'.
pretty-kitty-kat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Scary but awesomely done! I love your Greek mythology work!
Split-Heart Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gosh, it's so hard to look at all of your wonderful pieces! =D I will always find a new one and I guess this will remain as one of my favourites!!:heart:
Shango9696 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
genzoman make drawing of the Orishas please, I would be super happy
Madhatter646 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
I find this picture absolutely stunning the detail is amazing and the way you manage to capture the essence of the mother of all that is evil in the Greek Mythos is astounding
99valentines Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010   Photographer
the lower arms with the wings are the coolest
Bloodbane7 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
I like it
ThomasRome Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
dawn hairs!!
Seriously that's great
leotheras Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
haha i remeber well am greek and i found a ancient note that writes how she met Typhoeus reaaaally nice :P wanna tell you it :P?
Xeitone Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Student Artist
Hmmmm.......... who is the father?
Guei-Girl Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
I like your rendition of this mythical creature. She is pretty.
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