3) Basilisk

3) Basilisk


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In European bestiaries and legends is a legendary reptile reputed to be king of serpents and said to have the power to cause death with a single glance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilisk

Comment by Till » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:16 pm

um… how is this a reptile?
signatures suc... wait, oh damnit!

Comment by Jareen2 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:42 pm

Till wrote:
um… how is this a reptile?

i guess someone uploaded the wrong picture.. it looks more like a phoenix or something
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Comment by Caribou » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:49 pm

You guys didn't follow the link in the description then, eh? ;)
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Comment by Janina » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:39 pm

Oh, nice to see a basilisk here :).

The picture looks correct (as far as you can say this for a legendary monster :D ), in the pictures I remember the basilisk looked a lot like a giant monster bird. With parts from a dragon.
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Comment by 3lvis » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:22 pm

It's a little bit scrappy but nice pic. :)
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Comment by Eggyslav » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:40 am

Janina wrote:
Oh, nice to see a basilisk here :).

The picture looks correct (as far as you can say this for a legendary monster :D ), in the pictures I remember the basilisk looked a lot like a giant monster bird. With parts from a dragon.


Well, the basilisk was supposed to be more reptilian, the creature Janina is reffering to is a Cockatrice, basically a giant rooster. But these two monsters often get confused with eachother, because they share the ability to petrify their victims with their gaze, just like mythical Gorgons.
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Comment by Janina » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:36 pm

But this is a picture of a basilisk:

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Maybe the color in the contest entry is misleading... the body could look more dragon like.
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