Latin name: Vacca
Other names: Heifer, Vitulo, Vitulus
Category: Beast

A useful animal

General Attributes

Bestiaries rarely mention domestic cows, and have little to say about their attributes. Cows are sometimes attacked by the boa, a large serpent that sucks milk from cows. The vitulus is a young cow (calf).

See also Bull and Ox.


Cow allegories have mostly to do with the use of calves as sacrificial animals.