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a cockatrice

I was doing a little casual research looking for more ideas for my Unlikely Gargoyle sculpture series and came across this wonderful image on what I think is a cathedral in Switzerland of a dragon with a cocks head. I showed it to Brni and he said, “Oh, a Cockatrice!” A Cockawhat?

Apparently, this is a mythical beast with the head of a cock and the body of a two-legged dragon. The Cockatrice is able to petrify anyone with just a glance. The only creature immune to this fierce beast’s glare is the weasel.


It appears I must do a Cockatrice as my next Unlikely Gargoyle. And then after that, I just might do that weasel.

a humble start…

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