amphivena or amphisbaena - a two-headed serpent De Natura animalium, Cambrai ca. 1270. Douai, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 711, fol. 42r

amphivena or amphisbaena - a two-headed serpent De Natura animalium, Cambrai ca. 1270. Douai, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 711, fol. 42r

Stanza di re Ruggiero II, XII d.C. Palazzo dei Normanni, Palermo.

Stanza di re Ruggiero II, XII d.C. Palazzo dei Normanni, Palermo.

Peacocks and leopards: 12th-century mosaic in the Palazzo dei Normanni, in Palermo, Sicily

Peacocks and leopards: 12th-century mosaic in the Palazzo dei Normanni, in Palermo, Sicily

A monocerus! (Rhinocerous? Unicorn?What?) Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB, KA 16, Folio 71r, accessed from bestiary.ca

A monocerus! (Rhinocerous? Unicorn?What?) Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB, KA 16, Folio 71r, accessed from bestiary.ca

Cat holding a bobbin of spinning thread.  Marble Tile by williammorristile.com

Cat holding a bobbin of spinning thread. Marble Tile by williammorristile.com

Having 2-heads, the amphisbaena is able to run forward & backward http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beastgallery144.htm# @GallicaBnF

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Having 2-heads, the amphisbaena is able to run forward & backward http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beastgallery144.htm# @GallicaBnF

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