Koshei the Deathless
Also known as Kaschei
- Eastern European (culture)
- Flying (attribute)
- Reptilian (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
- Dragons (common type)
A Dragon of Russian legend. This Dragon was said to be immortal because he kept his soul outside his body. His soul was in an egg that was kept inside a duck who was in a rabbit. All three were buried under a huge tree in a forest on a desert island. When the Dragon kidnapped the princess Vasiliss, hero Bulat the Brave went of a quest to rescue her. He found the egg and set off to the Dragon’s lair. In a fight against the beast, he smashed the egg on the reptile’s head. With his soul destroyed, the Dragon screeched in agony and died instantly.
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Background Illustrations (Left top-bottom, right top-bottom): Medusa by Gonzalo Ordonez, Loch Ness Monster by dyb,
Basilisk by JustMick, Shuck by Serphire, Ts Um A Kas - Illustration of a rock painting (from Dover publications).