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Just about any real dragon fan will quickly tell you that a "Wyvern" or "Wivern" is the name for a winged dragon with just two legs. Of course, that's not exactly the same as knowing -why- they're called that... or when people -started- to call them that... details, details.

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  • The Irish Compendium: or, Rudiments of Honour, Vol. IV (third edition), by Francis Nichols, 1735 London, England. Online: Click here!
  • A Complete Body of Heraldry, Vol. 2, by Joseph Edmondson, 1780 London, England. Online: Click here!
  • Medieval Bestiary: Dragon, website, viewed 1-2010. Online: Click here!


1658: Edward Topsell: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WingedDragon.jpg

The book itself: https://archive.org/details/historyoffourfoo00tops/page/704

Good for Lamia, mantichora, and a few others.





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