"I knew your mother both before and after the Change took her. She was ugly before and, let me tell you, there was little difference afterward. Your mother was so ugly that even magic mirrors would not talk to her. Your mother was so ugly, she-"
Hel, taunting the Sphinx about her mother
Basic Information
Name Echidna
Other Names Unknown
Title(s) Unknown
Race Elder
Gender Female
Age (Circ. 2012) Unknown
Born At least 10,000 years ago
Created Unknown
Died Unknown
Historical Death Unknown
Died Unknown
Status (Circ. 2012) Unknown
Aura Color Unknown edit
Aura Scent Unknown edit
Relationships and Family
Master(s) Unknown
Servant(s) Unknown
Mentor Unknown
Allies/Associates Unknown
Enemies Unknown
Parents Unknown
Creator(s) Unknown
Sibling(s) Unknown
Partner(s) Typhon (Husband)
Children The Sphinx, The Hydra, Cerberus, The Chimera, all Gorgons
Other Relatives Unknown
Echidna (sometimes called the "mother of all monsters") is an Elder whose body was severly warped by the Change. She is the Wife of the Great Elder Typhon, with whom she mothered several famous monsters, such as the Sphinx, the Hydra, Gorgons, Cerberus, and the Chimera. She does not personally appear in the series.


The mother of all monsters by dystoper-d4jnhwf


Like most Elders, Echidna's once-humanoid appearance took on animal-like qualities as she aged in a process called the Change. She grew a long serpentine tail, draconic wings, and her hair transformed into a writhing mass of living, venomous snakes (similar to a Gorgon).


  • An echidna is an unusual egg-laying mammal, similar in appearance to an anteater, that shares a common ancestor with the modern platupus. The animal is named after the Greek depiction of Echidna, since the animal has both mammal-like and reptile-like traits.
  • Hel noted to the Sphinx that Echidna was hideous even before the Change.