Old version


Storm-god and Dragon clash.


Dragon defeated Storm≠-god.


Storm-god sought help from all gods

Inaras (a goddess, helping Stormgod) encounters Hupasiyas, a mortal. He slept with her.


Inaras took Hupasiyas and hid him in ambush; lnaras lured the Dragon up from his lair; the Dragon came with his children; they drank every jar dry; they can no longer  descend to their lair; Hupasiyas carne and bound the Dragon with a rope.

The Storm-god came and killed the Dragon.


Inaras instructs Hupasiyas: "Thou shalt not look out of the window!"; [but he] opened the window, saw his wife &  children; Inaras killed him.



New version


The Dragon defeated Storm-god, and took his heart and eyes from him


The Storm-god sought to revenge himself.

He took the daughter of a poor man and begat a son.  When the son grew up, he married the daughter of Dragon.

The Storm-god instructed his son; so the son asked his wife and [her father]  the Dragon for the heart,  and they gave it to him; he asked for the eyes and they gave him those, too. So Storm-god got back his heart and eyes.


Storm-god again joined battle with Dragon, and when he was nearly victorious...

The son of the Storm-god shouted,  "Spare me not!"; so the Storm-god killed his son along with the Dragon.


sequence of motifemes

(standard combat tale)


(1) the champion fights the adversary;


(2) adversary defeats the champion;

(3) the champion is rendered helpless;

(4) a mortal helper is provided;


(5) the helper beguiles the



(6) the adversary loses his advantage;


(7) champion returns to fight, defeats the adversary;


(8) the mortal helper is killed too.

Apollodorusí version of the Typhon myth:



(1) Zeus and Typhon do battle;


(2) Typhon defeats Zeus;


(3) Typhon takes away Zeus' weapon and his sinews,  which are guarded by a dragoness in a cave;

[no # 4, mortal helper?]


(5) Hermes and Aegipan steal the sinews and

(6) fit them again to Zeus;


(7) Zeus, resuming action, defeats Typhon