Monsters of Myth and Legend - Catoblepas Picture

Here it is, one of the ugliest monsters of all mythology, the Catoblepas. This beast ate poisonous plants so it could exhale smelly gas and, oh dear, it could make any living thing a stone statue with one look of its eyes. Apparently it could not lift its head up that high. Some descriptions say that the Catoblepas had a bull's head and body, but they say that it had a boar's head and a pig's body (and sometimes tiny wings). Of course, people believe that wildebeests may have created the myth of the Catoblepas.

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