Typhon in Greek mythology is described as a winged serpentine monster who fought Zeus for control of the cosmos and lost. He first appeared in Greek literature in the writings of Homer and Hesiod(b). Many castastrophists have identified the story of Typhon as a description of a close encounter and/or possible impact by a comet. Some atlantologists have endeavoured to link Typhon with Plato’s Atlantis.
>Emilio Spedicato has described the Typhon explosion as ‘a Tunguska type event’, which led to the collapse of great civilisations such as Egypt and Indus at the end of the third millennium BC(c).<
Jürgen Spanuth [15.178] and Walter Baucum [183.36], among others, identified Typhon with Phaëton, while decades later Axel Famiglini proposed that Typhon had destroyed Atlantis located in the Atlantic.
Others have identified Typhon as the comet of Exodus(a), just one of the many speculative suggestions that the myth has generated. However, it is hard not to think that there may have been some real historical event behind the evolution of the story.
Axel Famiglini is by profession a mechanical engineer and a former member of the Italian Liberal Party. He also has a passionate interest in antediluvian civilisations including Atlantis, which he has studied intently. His views are fairly conventional placing Atlantis in the mid-Atlantic and being destroyed around 9500 BC as a result of a meteorite impact. He believes that this impact is reflected in the myth of Typhon(b). He also thinks that this collision was responsible for the ending of the last Ice Age and the extinction of many species. His views are only available on Italian websites(a).
(a) https://xoomer.virgilio.it/pantarhei/antidiluviane/atlantis.htm#fineatlantide (Offline Nov. 2017) see Archive 2427
(b) https://xoomer.virgilio.it/pantarhei/antidiluviane/tifone.htm (Offline Nov. 2017) see Archive 2426