Beast

Vulture


Latin name: Vultur
Other names: Vautour, Voltoir, Voltour, Votoir

The vulture is a slow-flying bird that eats corpses

General Attributes

The vulture follows armies to feed on corpses; it can predict the number that will die in battle. It flies slowly but very high, and can sense corpses across the seas and in high mountains, and can smell carrion three days journey away. When a corpse is found, the vulture first eats the eyes, then pulls the brain out through the eye holes. The females conceive without mating with males. Vultures live one hundred years.

Allegory/Moral

Those who say that Christ's birth to a virgin is impossible are to look to the example of the vulture, which gives birth without mating.