Wednesday, November 23, 2011


"This, he felt, would take him to that third and ultimate cavern where his business lay. As he progressed, he glimpsed ahead of him a curious glow; and at last, without warning, the walls receded to reveal a vast open space paved solidly with blazing coals above which flapped and shrieked an obscene flock of wyvern-headed birds."
H.P. Lovecraft & R.H. Barlow, The Hoard Of the Wizard-Beast

"This is the name of a fabulous creature in the legend and folklore of Europe. Images of the Wyvern were frequently to be seen in the bestiaries of medieval Europe, especially in England and France. The creature is described as having the body of a serpent, the head of a dragon, the wings of a bat, and just two legs, while its long serpent's tail was usually barbed."
Carol Rose, Giants, Monsters and Dragons

1 comment:

  1. Very nice birdie! I want to have those in my RPG-World!