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[[File:PygmyCockatrice.jpeg|thumb|A pygmy cockatrice]]
[[Image:PygmyCockatrice.jpeg|thumb|A pygmy cockatrice]]
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[[File:Cockatrice.gif|thumb|A traditional cockatrice]]
[[Image:Cockatrice.gif|thumb|A traditional cockatrice]]
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'''Cockatrices''' are apparently small chickens found on Azeroth, thus far only represented by the [[Pygmy Cockatrice]].
'''Cockatrices''' are small chickens found on Azeroth.
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== Speculation ==
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This may be the [[Darkmoon Faire]]'s attempt at passing an ordinary chicken off as the more traditional mythical beast.
   
 
== Cockatrices and blood elves ==
 
== Cockatrices and blood elves ==
Cockatrice was also going to be the name for the [[blood elf]] racial mount, but due to the word's unfortunate coincidental similarity to a slang term, the name was changed to [[Hawkstrider]].
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Cockatrice was also going to be the name for the [[blood elf]] racial mount, but due to the word's unfortunate coincidental similarity to a vulgar slang term, the name was changed to the [[Hawkstrider]].
   
Between Blizzard's tendency to put their own spin on myths and traditional fantasy — and the [[high elven]] love of grace and beauty — it's no mystery why these scaly monsters were reinvented for their new incarnation.
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Between Blizzard's tendency to put their own spin on myths and traditional fantasy — and the [[high elven]] love of grace and beauty — it is no mystery why these scaly monsters were reinvented for their new incarnation.
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{elink|type=wikipedia|link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockatrice}}
 
{{elink|type=wikipedia|link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockatrice}}
 
 
[[Category:Critters]]
 
[[Category:Critters]]
 
[[Category:Creatures]]
 
[[Category:Creatures]]

Latest revision as of 02:29, October 17, 2010

PygmyCockatrice

A pygmy cockatrice

Cockatrice

A traditional cockatrice

Cockatrices are apparently small chickens found on Azeroth, thus far only represented by the Pygmy Cockatrice.

Speculation Edit

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This may be the Darkmoon Faire's attempt at passing an ordinary chicken off as the more traditional mythical beast.

Cockatrices and blood elves Edit

Cockatrice was also going to be the name for the blood elf racial mount, but due to the word's unfortunate coincidental similarity to a vulgar slang term, the name was changed to the Hawkstrider.

Between Blizzard's tendency to put their own spin on myths and traditional fantasy — and the high elven love of grace and beauty — it is no mystery why these scaly monsters were reinvented for their new incarnation.

Trivia Edit

In classical representations, cockatrices look like a mixture of a rooster and a dragon or snake, as seen in the picture to the right.

Depending on which source is used, the cockatrice is sometimes another name for the basilisk. See Myth for more information.

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