Beast Index - Alphabetic

This is an index to the beasts, in alphabetic order, listing only the common names used on this site. You can filter the list by typing a partial word in the box below. The alphabet band at the left allows you to jump to the first item sorted under the letter you click. See the help page for more information.

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Name Latin Type
Alerion Alerion Bird A bird the color of fire, with razor-sharp wings
Amphisbaena Amphisbaena Serpent A serpent with two heads, one at either end
Ant Formica Insect Ants harvest grain to store for the winter
Ant-lion Myrmecoleon Beast The offspring of an ant and a lion
Antelope Antalops Beast An animal so wild no hunter can approach it
Ape Simia Beast Called "simia" because it is similar to humans
Asp Aspis Serpent Blocks its ear with its tail so as not to hear the charmer
Ass Asinus Beast An animal that is slow and resists commands
Badger Taxus Beast A dirty beast that bites
Barnacle Goose Bernace Bird A bird that initially grows from trees
Basilisk Regulus Serpent Its odor, voice and even look can kill
Bat Vespertilio Bird A bird that gives birth to living young
Bear Ursus Beast The cubs are born unformed, and must be licked into shape by the mother
Beaver Castor Beast Hunted for its testicles, it castrates itself to escape from the hunter
Bee Apes Insect Bees are the smallest of birds, and are born from the bodies of oxen
Bittern Onocratulus Bird A bird that makes a booming noise
Blackbird Merula Bird An agreeable bird that sings in April and May
Boa Boas Serpent An enormous snake, found in Italy, that feeds on cattle
Boar (Wild) Aper Beast A savage wild pig or hog
Bonnacon Bonnacon Beast A beast like a bull, that uses its dung as a weapon
Buffalo Bubalus Beast Buffalo are so wild that they cannot be yoked
Bull Juvencus Beast The Indian bull is tawny colored and swift as a bird
Caladrius Caladrius Bird A bird which can tell if a sick man will die, and can cure disease
Camel Camelus Beast Camels can endure thirst for three days and prefer to drink muddy water
Carbuncle Carbuncle Stone When it is held against the sun it resembles a burning coal
Cat Musio Beast An animal that is hostile to mice
Catoblepas Catoblepas Beast A beast with a head so heavy it can only look down
Centaur Centaurus Beast A beast part man and part horse
Cerastes Cerastes Serpent An exceptionally flexible serpent with horns
Chameleon Cameleon Serpent An animal that can change its color
Cinnamologus Cinnamulgus Bird An Arabian bird that makes its nest from the fruits of the cinnamon tree
Cock Gallus Bird The cock is a bird that can tell time
Coot Fulica Bird An intelligent bird that stays in one place
Cow (Domestic) Vacca Beast A useful animal
Crab Cancer Fish A fish with claws
Crane Grus Bird At night cranes take turns keeping watch for enemies
Cricket Grillus Insect A creature that likes to sing, forgetting all else
Crocodile Crocodilus Beast A beast that weeps after eating a man
Crow Cornix Bird A long-lived bird that foretells the future
Cuckoo Cuculus Bird A weak bird that travels on the backs of kites
Diamond Adamas Stone If a diamond is kept in a house, demons cannot enter
Dipsa Dipsas Serpent A snake so poisonous that its bite kills before it is felt
Dog Canis Beast A young dog bound to a patient cures internal wounds
Dolphin Delphine Fish Dolphins gather in schools at the sound of music
Dormouse Glis Beast They sleep all winter as if dead
Dove Columba Bird There is meaning in the various colors of doves
Dragon Draco Serpent The greatest of all serpents on earth
Dromedary Dromedarius Beast The dromedary is a small camel that can travel a hundred Roman miles a day
Duck Anas Bird The ducks of Pontus feed on the poison in the sea
Eagle Aquila Bird A bird with eyes so strong it can look directly into the sun
Echeneis Echeneis Fish This fish clings to ships and holds them back
Elephant Elephas Beast Persian and Indian soldiers build wooden towers on the back of elephants and fight from there.
Falcon Falco Bird A bird used for hunting
Fire Stones Lapides igniferi Stone Stones that burst into flames when brought close together
Fish Pices Fish The number of species of fish is uncountable
Fox Vulpis Beast A crafty and deceitful animal that never runs in a straight line
Frog Rana Serpent Land frogs die if exposed to rain
Giraffe Camelopardus Beast A beast that looks like a camel but has the spots of a leopard
Goat Caper Beast An animal that likes to live on high mountains
Goose Anser Bird Geese can smell the odor of man better than any other animal can
Griffin Gryphes Beast A beast with the body of a lion and the wings and head of an eagle
Hare Lepus Beast A timid beast that runs fast
Harpy Harpyia Bird A fierce bird with a human head
Hawk Accipiter Bird The hawk has great courage in a small body
He-goat Hircus Beast A beast so hot that its blood dissolves diamond
Hedgehog Herinacius Beast A beast that carries away grapes on its sharp quills
Hen Gallus Bird Hens become weak because their chicks are weak
Hercinia Hercinia Bird A bird with brightly glowing feathers
Heron Herodius Bird A bird wise above all others
Hoopoe Hupupa Bird The young care for their elderly parents
Horse Equus Beast A horse is a horse, of course, of course...
Hydros Hydros Serpent A water snake that makes those bitten swell up
Hydrus Hydrus Serpent The enemy of the crocodile, which it kills from the inside
Hyena Hyaena Beast A beast that eats human corpses and changes sex
Ibex Ibex Beast A beast with horns so strong they can save it from a fall
Ibis Ibis Bird The dirtiest of birds because it feeds on corpses
Ichneumon Ichneumon Serpent Another enemy of the dragon
Indian Stone Lapis indicus Stone A stone that can cure the illness called dropsy
Jaculus Jaculus Serpent A flying serpent
Jay Graculus Bird A very noisy bird
Kingfisher Halcyon Bird A bird that calms sea storms
Kite Milvus Bird A rapacious bird that feeds on carrion
Lamb Agnus Beast The lamb knows its own parents by their voice
Leontophone Leontophone Beast A small beast that is deadly to lions
Leopard Leopardus Beast The offspring of a mating between a lion and a pard
Leucrota Leucrota Beast A composite beast with a mouth that stretches from ear to ear
Lion Leo Beast The lion is the king of the beasts
Lizard Saura Serpent When the lizard goes blind, it looks to the rising sun
Lynx Lynx Beast The urine of the lynx hardens into a precious stone
Magpie Pica Bird The magpie has a voice which can express words with distinct sounds
Mandrake Mandragora Plant A plant with human-shaped roots, that shrieks when it is pulled from the earth
Manticore Manticora Beast A composite beast with a man's face, a lion's body, and the stinger of a scorpion
Martineta Martineta Bird A bird that does not decay when dead
Mermaid Serra Fish A creature half human, half fish
Mole Talpa Beast A blind animal that lives in the earth
Monocerus Monocerus Beast A fierce beast with a single long horn
Mouse Mus Beast A small animal that is born from the soil
Mule Mulus Beast Mules come from the unnatural mating of a female horse and a male ass
Muscaliet Beast A beast with the body of a hare, tail of a squirrel, teeth of a boar
Newt Stellio Serpent A lizard with spots like stars on its back
Nightingale Luscinia Bird A bird that that sings so enthusiastically that it almost dies
Onager Onager Beast A wild ass that can predict the coming of the equinox
Onocentaur Onocentaurus Beast A beast with the upper body of a man and the lower body of an ass
Orphan Bird Bird The mother bird knows which of her eggs contain the best offspring
Osprey Aurifrigius Bird Ospreys are smaller than eagles but larger than hawks
Ostrich Assida Bird A bird that can digest anything, even iron, but is careless of its eggs
Owl Noctua Bird The owl is a dirty bird that prefers darkness to light
Ox Bos Beast The ox is a strong beast that can predict the weather
Panther Panthera Beast A gentle, multicolored beast whose only enemy is the dragon
Parandrus Parandrus Beast A beast that can conceal itself by changing its appearance
Pard Pardus Beast A swift and deadly beast that kills with a single leap
Parrot Psittacus Bird A talking bird with a very hard beak
Partridge Perdix Bird A deceitful bird that steals other birds' eggs
Peacock Pavo Bird A bird with a terrible voice and flesh too hard to cook
Pearl-oyster Margarita Stone Pearls are produced by a stone called an oyster
Pelican Pelicanus Bird A bird that revives its dead young with its own blood
Peridexion Tree Peredixion Plant A tree in India that attracts doves and repels dragons
Phoenix Phoenix Bird A bird that rises anew from the ashes of its funeral pyre
Pig (Domestic) Porcus Beast A filthy animal that wallows in mud
Quail Coturnix Bird Quails cannot be eaten, because they feed on poisonous seeds
Rabbit Cuniculus Beast A wild beast hunted by dogs
Ram Aries Beast Rams were the first animals to be sacrificed on alters
Rat Rattus Beast An oversized mouse
Raven Corvus Bird The raven will not accept its young until their feathers turn black
Salamander Salamandra Serpent Salamanders are so cold they can extinguish any fire
Satyr Satyrus Beast An ape-like wild man
Sawfish Serra Fish The sawfish has enormous wings and likes to race against ships
Scitalis Scitalis Serpent A serpent with such a marvellous appearance that it stuns the viewer
Scorpion Scorpius Insect The scorpion is a worm that stings with its tail
Sea-pig Porci marini Fish Sea-pigs dig up the ground under water
Seps Seps Serpent The poison of the seps consumes both body and bones
Sheep Ovis Beast The sheep is a defenceless, placid animal
Siren Sirena Bird A deadly creature, half human, half bird or fish
Siren (Serpent) Siren Serpent An snake so poisonous that those bitten die before they feel pain
Snake Serpens Serpent The snake crawls with hidden steps
Sparrow Passer Bird Sparrows are swift and live in cracks in walls
Spider Aranea Insect The spider is an aerial worm that takes its nourishment from the air
Stag (Deer) Cervus Beast A drink made from the tears and the heart bones of a stag is a cure for troubles of the heart
Stork Ciconia Bird Two crows lead flocks of storks when they cross the sea to Asia
Swallow Hirundo Bird The swallow deserts buildings that are about to collapse
Swan Olor Bird The swan sings most sweetly just before it dies
Swordfish Gladius Fish A fish with a pointed beak it uses to sink ships
Tiger Tigris Beast Tigers are remarkable for their strength and speed
Titmouse Bird A bird that is curious about other birds
Torpedo Torpedo Fish A fish whose touch numbs the strongest arms and swiftest feet
Tragelaphus (Reindee Tragelaphus Beast A deer-like animal that has a beard
Turtledove Turtur Bird A bird that always remains faithful to its mate
Unicorn Unicornis Beast The unicorn is a fierce beast that can only be captured by a maiden
Viper Vipera Serpent The young of the viper eat their way out of their mother's side
Vulture Vultur Bird The vulture is a slow-flying bird that eats corpses
Water-horse Hippocampus Beast A beast with the front half of a horse and tail of a fish or serpent
Weasel Mustella Beast The weasel conceives at the mouth and gives birth through the ear
Wether Vervex Beast The wether is named from the worms in its head
Whale Aspidochelone Fish Sailors mistake the whale for an island
Wolf Lupus Beast If a wolf sees a man before the man sees the wolf, the man will lose his voice
Woodpecker Picus Bird No spike can remain in a tree where a woodpecker nests
Worm Vermis Serpent Worms are born from flesh without intercourse
Yale Eale Beast A beast with flexible horns that it can move at will