Amphisien Cockatrice

The Amphisien Cockatrice looks much like a cock with a long serpent-like tail ending with a second head. The exact nature of the second head is varied.  I have seen lion-like heads, snake-like heads and human heads taking their place on the Amphisien Cockatrice’s tail.

It is a rare charge in heraldic achievements.

The Amphisien Cockatrice looks much like a cock with a long serpent-like tail ending with a second head.  It is a rare charge in heraldic achievements.

Kip Kay @ Heraldry on History Road ©2008-2011


Amphistere. See Cockatrice.

A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry; Parker & Company (1894).


Amphisien cockatrice – (Am-phis’i-en cock’-a-trice) A name for the mythical animal called the Basilisk. It resembles a cockatrice, but is two headed, the second head being affixed to its tail.

Pimbley’s Dictionary of Heraldry; Arthur Pimbley (1908).


Originally posted 2010-10-18 19:52:39.

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