Ophion


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Ophion

(ōfī`ən), in Greek mythology, a huge serpent. An orphic god who ruled the world with his mother, Eurynome, before the reign of Kronos. When he became unruly, Eurynome banished him to the underworld.
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However some tradition they dispers'd Among the Heathen of thir purchase got, And Fabl'd how the Serpent, whom they calld OPHION with EURYNOME, the wide- Encroaching EVE perhaps, had first the rule Of high OLYMPUS, thence by SATURN driv'n And OPS, ere yet DICTAEAN JOVE was born.
Additionally, they found Archytas incertus (Giglio-Tos), Ophion sp.
He goes on to contend that because the tales of Ophion and Typhon are so similar, they are most probably one and the same creature.
Gross & Pair (1991), stated that a parasitoid Ophion flavidus Brulle (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), parasitized 4th, 5th, and 6th FAW instars with equal success, but was minimally successful in completing development on late 6th instar larvae.