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The Basilisk is the mythical king of the serpents. The basilisk is born from a spherical yolkless egg, which was laid by a seven-year rooster and hatched by a toad. According to the legends there are two species of Basilisk. The first is a creature that burns everything it approaches the second kind can kill every living thing with a mere glance. Both species are so evil that their breath wilts vegetation and can crack stones.

A Basilisk is a highly poisonous creature. It was though the only way to kill a Basilisk is by holding a mirror In front of its eyes, the moment the creature sees itself in the mirror it dies of sheer fright. The basilisk had natural enemies the weasel was immune to the Basilisks glance, and if the Basilisk should here a cock crow it would be killed instantly.