Beasts and birds: Aspide
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Aspide

аспида, аспидъ
gr. ἀσπίς
lat. aspis

The aspide is a fire-breathing serpent. When the enchanter wants to catch her, he uses magic to put out her flames.
 
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Medieval South Slavic Physiologus: the Aspide is fire-breathing serpent, enchanter uses magic to put out her flames Medieval Literature
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