size of a donkey, and features that are between a stag and a lion, with
cloven hoofs. Has
a rigid backbone, and cannot look behind itself. Has a wide mouth, and one tooth
bone that extends all
the way around its mouth, with no gums.
produce the voices of humans. It is the offspring of a male Hyena,
and a lioness.
Crocuta, Corocotta, Rosomacha, Akabo, Alazbo, Zabo, Lupus vesperitinus
There is a lot of confusion in the literature
swiftest of all wild beasts, about the size of an ass, with a stag's
haunches, a lion's neck, tail and breast, badger's head, cloven hoof,
mouth opening right back to the ears, and ridges of bone in place of rows
of teeth- this animal is reported to imitate the voices of human
believed it was the same animal as the Manticora.