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C is for Cockatrice by Deimos-Remus C is for Cockatrice by Deimos-Remus
Name: Cockatrice
Area of Origin: England

The Cockatrice is essentially a two-legged dragon with the head of a Rooster's. It has become synonymous with the Basilisk, and though they are remarkably alike, Basilisks are typically portrayed without wings. A Cockatrice was said to be birthed by a cock's (male chicken) egg that had been incubated by a toad or snake. Cockatrices, like the Basilisk, could kill by simply looking at its victims, and alternatively by touching or breathing on them. It is oddly noted that the only animal immune to the death stare of the Cockatrice is the weasel. Even weirder still, the Cockatrice could die by hearing the crow of a rooster and according to legend, having the beast look at itself in a mirror would surely kill it. Cockatrices were also 'comparatively rare' in heraldry, but appeared in coats nonetheless. 
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Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner May 8, 2017
Wonder if it still tasted like chicken? But given its origins, I might not consider a bowl of said soup.
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bloodhaze101 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Student Artist
KFC: Kentucky, Fried, Cockatrice
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yum. 
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bloodhaze101 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Student Artist
It's finger licking good.
But seriously way are they not as famous as dragons or griffin or whatever
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man, yeah. Cockatrices are so cool, wish they weren't as obscure as they are. Dragons are kinda boring to me. :/
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bloodhaze101 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Student Artist
That's way I like dragons dogma so much.
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Still need to play it, but it looks pretty awesome! 
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bloodhaze101 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Student Artist
It's awesome trust me :)
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Beastboss Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
If I recall this creature appeared within Aslan's Army in the BBC Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I think I remember that as well, grew up watching the BBC version myself! 
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Beastboss Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I always loved but also feared that version as a child 
The wolf at the beaver's house scene always scared me lol
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, the creature effects in those versions were kinda strange, in both an interesting and off-putting way, haha. 
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Coelophysis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015   Writer
The Cockatrice is real! Have you ever heard of Yi qi? 

www.cnn.com/2015/04/30/asia/ch…
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teslashark Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had a headcanon considering these little dinosaurs: They've at least survived into the Iron Age and humans killed the last one of them out of superstition.
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Cool! Thanks for the link! 
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Swift-Nimblefoot Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Funny how nowadays they cause petrification, not insta-death, And no longer by gaze but by beak. While basilisks turned into large multi-legged reptiles with petrifiying gazes.
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, funny what details become different or are removed after time. Basilisks looked pretty strange in their older representations, I almost like them better that way.
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Swift-Nimblefoot Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, they still exist in that form, it's just called the Cockatrice.
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TheAcciuga Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
awsome!
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MoonlitElipses Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
amazing work :D
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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aristi1982 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist
didn´t the basilisk had like 6 legs? Awesome job!
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Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It looks like a couple of versions did, so there's been variations of the years. Thanks, glad you like it!
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