The Career of the Cockatrice

Laurence A. Breiner

Isis, 70:1 (March), 1979, 30-47

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The author traces the changes in the name cockatrice, relating it to the crocodile, regulus and basilisk through references to various classical and medieval writers. The use of the cockatrice in alchemy is also examined.

Language: English


   

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