On the hills of the village of Arimi there is a dark place that all of the people fear.The legend says that it is the home of an unnatural human made prisoner by the gods, as it represented a huge danger to the realization of the cosmic order so desired by the inhabitants of Olympus.

All those who by curiosity or because of a dare ventured on those hills never returned. Only a songwriter says that he knows what lives in that cave. He was told about the monster from a god whom he cannot say the name of because he the god would seek revenge for the revelation of the secret.

He tells of a beautiful serpentine woman, half maiden and half snake with bright eyes but a violent heart. It is said that she loved to charm the passersby with her shining eyes and then choked them slowly with her tail.
According to the sources of some authors, the viper woman named Échidna devoured its prey by following a violent and methodical ritual. Once she had put her victim into a deep sleep, she began to wreak havoc on the body by slowly tearing the skin of the almost dead so that she could awaken him in panic and pain.
As soon as she finished with the skin of the poor victim, she called his two little dogs, Cerbero and Orto, who were born from a tense relationship with Tifeo. These devoured the victims' hearts while the rest of the body was scrupulously dissected and given to the rest of the children.

According to some authors there is no man or god who can stop this cruel half human half animal creature that feeds on the energy of the Earth and those who live on it but she never gets older or dies.

Do you think that Échidna is out of the Greek mythology or did I just describe a monster from a horror movie?

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The story you just read is not a scene of some horror movies but the story of a monster belonging to Greek mythology. Échidna made her first appearance in the Theogonía of Hesiod that it was written around the year 700 BC (is a religious and mythical poem telling the story and genealogy of the gods of Greece). In this poem he described her as the mother of all most terrifying monsters.

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