AMPHISBAENA

Real Name: Amphisbaena

Identity/Class: Olympian creature (post-Hyborian era)

Occupation: None

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Medusa (it sprung from her brow)

Enemies: The Olympian (Greek) gods (Artemis, Athena/Athena Parthenos, Hercules/Heracles, Hermes/Hermes Diaktoros, Poseidon, Zeus/Zeus Panhellenios)

Known Relatives: Medusa (progenitor)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Greece

First Appearance: Avengers: No Road Home#1 (April, 2019)

Powers/Abilities: The Amphisbaena was a massive two-headed serpent with godlike durability sufficient to withstand most blows from gods such as the Olympians.

Height: Unrevealed (though it was said to have been "titanic" in size & just one of its heads could be approximated to be about 7' tall)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Red
Hair: None

History: (Avengers: No Road Home#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Amphisbaena was a gigantic, two-headed serpent that sprung from the brow of Medusa.

(Avengers: No Road Home#1 (fb)) - The Amphisbaena swarms of mortal villagers whole, prompting the involvement of the Olympian gods, who descended from Olympus to stop the creature. During the battle, the fleet-footed Hermes was the first to strike, followed Artemis and Poseidon with their arrows and trident, respectively. Athena and Hercules then followed suit with Zeus delivering the final blow that killed the Amphisbaena. Following the Amphisbaena's death, the Olympians celebrated on Olympus for days

Comments: Created by Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Paco Medina and Juan Vlasco.

(In Greek myth), the Amphisbaena wasn't a giant two-headed snake. It's a reference to the snakes that sprang from the severed neck of Medusa after she was beheaded by Perseus, but it seems to be an allegory for maggots just as "turning men to stone" refers to rigor mortis. They fed on dead bodies (again, like maggots). Roman Statesman Cato described them in the First Millennium BC during his march. There is an actual type of legless lizard (also known as "worm lizards") called amphisbaena. -Thor2000

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Amphisbaena has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Avengers: No Road Home#1, p1, pan2 (The Amphisbaena battling the Olympians)
Avengers: No Road Home#1, p2, pan5 (The Olympians standing over the defeated Amphisbaena)


Appearances:
Avengers: No Road Home#1 (April, 2019) - Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub (writers), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)


First Posted: 05/16/2019
Last updated: 05/16/2019

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