- Greek (culture)
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- Friendly (behaviour)
A celestial serpent born from an enormous egg. It was loved by the goddess Eurynome but as it grew in size its pride increased and he believed that he should rule the world. This angered Eurynome who took battle against Ophion and banished him to the bottom of the ocean. Another variation tells that the Olympian gods who having overthrown the Titans cast both Ophion and Eurynome to the Centre of the Earth. Ophion is also a name of a Centaur.
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