Echidna is a cave dwelling, half-woman, half-snake being. With Typhon, she bore all of Greek Mythology’s most famous monsters: the regenerating Hydra, Cerberus who guards the gates of Hades, the Chimera, the riddle-giving Sphinx, and more. Image: Gabriele Delhey
Before pregnant with Dionysus, Princess Semele dreamt Zeus destroyed a fruit tree with lighting, but the fruit was unharmed. A bird to retrieved a fruit, and he sewed it to his thigh, before a man emerged from that spot. Semele then realized that she was the tree.
The arrow of Brahma is a magical weapon given to the demi-god Rama by Agastya, a sage and heavenly historian. In Rama’s battle against the many headed demon-king Ravana, he was only able to defeat him after using this arrow. Image source: British Library