“Because of the weight of its head it can only look down catoblepas is Greek for that which looks downward.”
“The catoblepas is a four-legged bull-like creature with a very large and heavy head.”
“It is, one might say, a necessary monster, not some ephemeral and casual creature like the chimaera or the catoblepas.”
“I first came across the catoblepas in Borges' Book of Imaginary Beings, and my reaction to the description of the creature was of pity, that the mystical effect it would have on other living beings would leave it so incredibly lonely.”
“This particular catoblepas, after which the flash piece is named, first appears in my story "Strange Mammals," which is scheduled to be published in Polyphony 7 and I'm crossing my fingers that the anthology will still be released; please go buy some excellent books from Wheatland Press so that P7 can emerge into the world.”
“Most of the creatures I was already familiar with, but a few, such as the catoblepas, have stirred the creative juices a bit.”
“Curdling curds of catoblepas crapl" Chert expostulated as he turned away and rode off to scout ahead for possible trouble.”
“That there catoblepas will get us sure otherwise," he added laconically.”
“Even a fishy lout like you can't ignore catoblepas.”
“The body of the catoblepas was covered with reptilian scales, from its gorgon head to its cloven hooves, invulnerable to the attack of the argus.”
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A list of words whose meanings I am learning, either because a) I don't know the meaning b) I know the meaning, but could stand to better appreciate certain inflections or secondary meanings or c) ...
a large light-coloured antelope with curled horns. L. from an African word quoted by Pliny.
any one of a group of hollow-horned...
A compendium of theriocephalic and otherwise delightfully chimeric creatures.
Imaginary Critters. Many are featured in the book "BEASTS!", curated by Jacob Covey.
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