Stacey Sharp

Cockatrice

This mythical creature has the head and body of a rooster and the tail of a snake. It is infamous for the ability to turn living flesh into stone. Cockatrice, also called Basilisk, in the legends of Hellenistic and Roman times, was a small serpent, possibly the Egyptian cobra, known as a basilikos (“kinglet”) and credited with powers of destroying all animal and vegetable life by its mere look or breath. It's old medieval folklore that has withstood the ages...

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