The Basilisk is a creature from European legends. Its name means “little king” and the Basilisk is said to be the king of serpents. It is said to have the power to kill a person with a single glare. A Basilisk is born from a serpent’s egg incubated by a cockerel. So the resulting creature would be half-bird and half-snake. They are one of the most feared and deadly creatures of the mythological world and are extremely hostile towards humans. Its venom is so toxic that it can kill a man from a meter’s distance. In one story, the venom of the Basilisk traveled up the spear of the warrior who stabbed the Basilisk and killed not only the rider but his horse as well!