that akward moment... Picture

er... just a random thought about differences in descriptions of mythological creatures...

before I've read HP I was sure, that basilisk is a chicken with snake's tail. so when the Golden Trio found out about a basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets, I was truly prepared to see a chicken. and ended up severely disappointed.

the truth is, that myths and interpretations differ. in different sources they tell you, that basilisk is a chicken, or the king of serpents or that cockatrice and a basilisk is the same creature.

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