Real Name: Amphisbaena
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
Known Relatives: Medusa (progenitor)
Base of Operations: Greece
First Appearance: Avengers: No Road Home#1
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)
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.
The Amphisbaena has no known connections to:
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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)
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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