They say "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."
Well, when it walks, moving slowly as its body wriggles and slither, you won't call it beautiful. But when it turns and you look into its eyes, well then, in that tiny flash before death takes you away you will see a beauty like no other because nothing lasts like death and nothing is as infinite.
The basilisk as it was described in Classical Mythology—that’s the one from the Greek and Roman traditions—was a small venomous serpent whose throat never touched the ground with a rooster-like crest upon its head. It’s from this crest that it got its name; Basileus is the Greek word for king, and the basilisk was the serpent with a crown. Understandably, this walking-tall snake soon became th...
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