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The Catoblepas or Catoblepe originates from Ethiopia, it is said to live near the spring that is the source of the River Nile. Its name comes from Greek which translates to "that which looks downwards". The Catoblepas is four legged beast with a bull like appearance, it has a long mane that falls across its head, and the beast's body is covered in hard scales. The Catoblepas seems a lethargic creature standing around grazing but any living creature that meets its eyes falls dead on the spot. It is said to have a poisonous breath that it can expel which causes loss of sight, voice and leads to convulsions and eventually death.