Tyfos – The Battle of Sun and Moon

On our Llangollen day out the furthest point away from home was close to one of our favourite circles, Moel-Ty-Uchaf, but this day we were not going to climb up the incredibly steep track to that circle. This day we were parking mere feet away from the entrance to the circle called Tyfos. The Legend and Symbolism of Typhon/Tyfos The stone circle is named after one of the many names for the god Typhon– the great snake of Greek mythology that Hercules is destined to wrestle into submission. We see here the replaying of the battle between the God of the Sun (Hercules – the ultimate solar hero) and the God of the Moon (Typhon – the ultimate lunar god). On the subject of Typhon being associated with the lunar aspects – the professor of...