Hippocampus (Dungeons & Dragons)

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Type Magical beast

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the hippocampus is a type of magical beast.

Publication history[edit]

The hippocampus first appeared in the first edition in the original Monster Manual (1977).[1]

The hippocampus appeared in second edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989),[2] and is reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[3] The hippocampus was further detailed in "The Ecology of the Hippocampus" in Dragon #273 (July 2000).

The hippocampus appeared in third edition Dungeons & Dragons in the Arms and Equipment Guide (2003).[4] The hippocampus also appeared in Stormwrack (2005).[5]


The hippocampus is a prized marine steed, with the upper body of a horse and the long rear body of a great fish.


  1. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
  2. ^ Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (TSR, 1989)
  3. ^ Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  4. ^ Cagle, Eric, Jesse Decker, Jeff Quick, Rich Redman, and James Wyatt. Arms and Equipment Guide (Wizards of the Coast, 2003)
  5. ^ Baker, Richard, Joseph D. Carriker, and Jennifer Clarke-Wilkes. Stormwrack (Wizards of the Coast, 2005)