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Pliny the Elder describes the Basilisk like this: [The basilisk] is produced in the province of Cyrene, being not more than twelve fingers in length. It has a white spot on the head, strongly resembling a sort of a diadem. When it hisses, all the other serpents fly from it: and it does not advance its body, like the others, by a succession of folds, but ...


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My answer might not completely answer your question, but atleast would partially answer it. Some differences are as follows: The cockatrice is dragon-like creature, or in short it is a dragon. However, the basilisk is a pure serpent, an have nothing to do with the dragon species. The cockatrice can fly with the wings it has on it's back. But, a basilisk can'...


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According to E.V. Walter's article "Nature on Trial: The Case of the Rooster That Laid an Egg", such medieval animal trials where very similar in spirit to witch trials: the guilty animals were often believed to be possessed by evil spirits, demons, or the Devil himself. In "Legal Lore: Curiosities of Law and Lawyers", William Andrews ...


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Cockatrice ————— Always depicted as a large rooster has the ability to fly spit poison venoms sometimes breath fire and has a petrifying gaze Note: The Cockatrice is much larger than the Basilisk in the Basilisk’s rooster formation! Basilisk ———- IT really all comes down to which type of Basilisk there are many at leat 5 or 6 different types it’s ...


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