Sciapod

Also known as Skiapod, Monoscelans, Monocoli.

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  • Humanoid Humanoid (attribute)
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These were creature reported by the Greek writer Pliny the Elder in Historia Naturalis (77 AD) to have lived in Ethiopia. These creatures were then later incorporated into the medieval bestiaries of Europe. These beings had the upper half of a human, but below they had one large leg and foot. They could traverse at great speed. They lived off the perfume of the fruits that they carried with them. If these fruits were to die then so would they. When it rained, they would lie on their backs and raise their foot above their heads for protection. They are varying versions of these creatures from different texts. Some lived in Libya, some state that they had one, two or four legs with one foot or many large feet.

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