The basilisk is actually a 5 centimetre half-cockerel half-snake. It is hatched from a cockerel's egg (not a hen's; a cockerel's) by a toad. It can turn anything living into stone by glancing at it.
Mythologically, it was killed by forcing it to look into a mirror.
2: Yeah, the evil eye - it's a Basilisk! Run for your life or she might turn you to stone or give you a pamphlet about fracking, and don't wear that ironic slogan t-shirt out again, okay? It's like a red rag to these people.
2. Any of the various tropical lizards characterized with a crest on the head, back, tail, and the ability to run on the hind legs.
3. A form of the serpentine, a gunpowder siege engine/canon.
4. Any ATV, Jet ski, or single person vehicle converted to war use and usually equipped with guns.
The basilisk type lizards can run short distances on their hind legs.
The basilisk inflicted heavy damage on the city's walls.
The war basilisks were piloted by skilled soldiers and quickly overcame all of the outer defences.