Latin name: Heliodromos
Other names: Kiliodromos, Kyliodomos, Kyliodromos
Category: Bird

A bird that flies following the sun

General Attributes

The heliodromos is found in some medieval encyclopedias. It is a bird that flies to follow the sun, but only lives for one year.

Thomas of Cantimpré calls the bird the kiliodromas, a misreading of heliodromos from the Cyranides.

Uses Magical, Medical, Alchemical and Culinary

Eating the flesh of the heliodromos preserves a person against decay and many other infirmities.