One might say that he is both, depending on a few different factors in question.
In Greco-Roman mythology the "gods" are not a special category in the same sense that the modern Western taxonomical terms "species" and "race" would entail.
Being a θεός (theós), "god," is more a matter of status or ...
When Typhon appeared at Mount Olympus, the gods flew to Egypt in fear. Zeus didn't as he was frozen and had his shins stolen by the storm giant. Hermes got them back and in his anger Zeus defeated Typhon.
As stated here: "Typhon appears as a black horse-shadow, without a horse to cast it. He contains within himself something called Skagganauk Abyss, which resembles a black hole, not a term in common use at the time"
So perhaps composed form Old Norse words with little regard for grammar:
skaði - death, harm
ganga - to go (into), to reside in
auka - ...
This author seems to be confused. Typhon's revolt took place early in the history of the world, following Zeus' imprisonment of the titans and the subsequent Giants' Revolt.
Long after this, Heracles lived in human form, performing his labours, serving as an Argonaut and so on. He did not become a god until after his death, and would not even have been ...