Amphisbaena

Name: Amphisbaena, Amphisbaina, Amphisbene

Features: A serpent with a head at each end

Source: Greek Mythology

Habitat: The desert







Amphisbaina was born from the blood that dripped from Medusa’s severed head as Perseus flew and carried it over the Libyan Desert.

In the beginning it was described as being a deadly poisonous, two headed snakelike creature.

In later drawings it is shown as having scaled chicken-like feet and feathered wings.

Some pictures even show it as being more dragon-like with horns and small round ears.

Both heads were identical – making it impossible to know which end was charging.

In ancient times, expecting women wearing one of these creepy snakes live around their necks would assure themselves a safe pregnancy.

If the meat of this serpent was ingested, one could attract many lovers of the opposite sex.

Killing one during a full moon would give power to the pure of mind and heart.

If only the skin was worn around ones neck – it could even cure the common cold.




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