D&D Basic Monsters: Flying Snake

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While a fantastical being, they were described as quite real by the Greek historian Herodotus (c 484-425 BC), who claimed they came from Arabia, and every spring they would fly towards Egypt in great numbers. Their progress would however be stopped by sacred birds -ibises- who would kill and eat the snakes barring their entry into Egypt.

Herodotus says "its form is like that of the watersnake; and it has wings not feathered but most nearly resembling the wings of the bat." In that respect, the rendition above is a bit off...



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