The Dipsas is a deadly species of asp found in the deserts of Libya. Its name is derived from the gruesome effects of its venom, which were experienced first hand by Lucan’s men.
The Pharsalia (also known as De Bello Civili meaning On the Civil War), is a Roman epic poem written by the poet Lucan that tells of the civil war between Julius Caesar and the forces of the Roman Senate.
In Book IX, Cato, a politician and leader of the republics army, leads the Senate soldiers across Africa. As the arm...
In Breton lore, the Agrippa is one of the most feared and malevolent of the three grimoires, a living book with a mind of its own. This third book contains the knowledge of ceremonial magic necessary to summon demons and other many other powerful supernatural beings into our world.
The book opens with an incantation meant to show how powerful a grip it has on all beings both good and evil:
"It compels even good Angels and all the powers of the world unto our service.
The Behemoth is a creature as old as time itself, and incredibly strong.
In his book "Behemoth: A Legend of the Mound−Builders" Cornelius Mathew describes how the beast comes to confront the humans for the first time after the creation was completed:
"The middle watch of the night had come. The air was dark and still. Not a breath nor voice broke the universal quiet: when, clear and sharp, there fell upon the ears of the sleeping populace, a sound like the crash of sudden thunder. The earth shook...