Latin name: Scorpius
Other names: Tarans, Tarante
Category: Worm/Insect

The scorpion is a worm that stings with its tail

General Attributes

The scorpion is properly classified as a worm, not a snake, according to Isidore. It stings with its tail and so injects poison into the wound. A person who is stung becomes hydrophobic. A scorpion will not strike the palm of the hand.

Uses Magical, Medical, Alchemical and Culinary

A scorpion roasted and secretly given in food will cause bladder stones to break up and dissolve painlessly.