The adjective typhōnikos in Acts 27.14 indicates that the Eurakylōn was a stormy wind. The word derives from the noun typhōn which stands for a whirlwind in Philo, Deus 89. Both meanings can be connected with the monstrous figure Typhōn in Greek mythology. Josephus hints at a related god in Ap. 1.237.
Typhon appears in Greek myths as the opponent of Zeus or even of all gods. He is the youngest son of Tartaros and Gaia and has several names (Typhōeus, Typhōs, Typhaōn and Typhōn), wh…