Seps (legendary creature)

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Seps (Bestiary Harley MS 3244, ff 36r-71v, 13th century, British Library)
Seps (Royal Bestiary MS 12 C XIX; 1200-1210)

Seps is a snake from Medieval bestiaries. They had extremely corrosive venom that liquified their prey.[1] Shelley in Prometheus Unbound writes:

...all my being,
Like him whom the Numidian seps did thaw
Into a dew with poison, is dissolved...


  1. ^ "Seps". The Medieval Bestiary. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 

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