(1/29/04 1:57 pm)
About basilisks. Was it YOU looking at IT that killed? Or was IT looking at YOU that killed? i.e., could a farmer be minding his own business when suddenly he drops dead, because a basilisk happened to be ambling by and have looked at his back? Anybody know?
(1/29/04 2:16 pm)
Traditionally, it requires eye contact ... so, the hypothetical farmer would be all right unless he felt the need to look deeply into its beady littl eyes.
(1/29/04 5:15 pm)
Re: Basilisks ...|
In some versions, the Basilisks gaze was able to wither plants and split boulders as well, so that it was said to live in a desert of it's own making.
Other sources, though, say that this was because of it's noxious