Also known as Hornworm
- Medieval (culture)
- Cave Dweller (attribute)
- Reptilian (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
A double-horned snake that has horns over its eyes. Some say that the horns were poisonous. It would prey on birds by burying itself in the ground with only its horns visible. The Cerastes was used to detect poison and to ward of the evil eye.
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