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CHAPTER SEVENTEEN BASILISK AND SALAMANDER The basilisk and the
salamander might well be described as minor dragons. Both are reptiles with
histories almost as long and as complicated as that of the dragon itself. We will
It was thought in the Middle Ages that these 'cock's eggs' were incubated by
toads and that the basilisk was hatched from them. For this reason it was
sometimes called the Cockatrice as well. The picture of the basilisk in the
Bestiary shows a ...
Chapter Seventeen : BASILISK AND SALAMANDER Basilisk Browne, Sir
Thomas : Pseudoxia Epidemica. London, 1646, Bk. Ill, ch. 7. Dance, Peter:
Animal Fakes and Frauds. Maidenhead, 1976, pp. 17-3o. Ditmars, Raymond :
Reptiles of the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing
I like a bestiary, and this is a nice one. It covers the more familiar mythical beasts, such as the unicorn, manticore, basilisk and co., but also the somewhat less well known, such as the barometz ... Read full review