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A two-legged [[dragon]] with wings.
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A '''Wyvern''' is a two-legged [[dragon]] with wings and, if you listen to people who play [[Dungeons and Dragons]], a [[poison]] tail. The medieval wyvern had a barbed tail and this is sometimes depicted this barb in the same manner as a scorpion's. Another [[mythology|mythical]] creature that is similar to the wyvern is the [[cockatrice]].
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Many people have a wyvern as part of a [[device]] and it was seen fairly often in [[medieval]] [[heraldry]], where it is often referred to as a [[dragon]].  Because of this, the SCA does not give count a [[point of difference]] between wyverns and dragons.
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Latest revision as of 22:59, 23 August 2008

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A Wyvern is a two-legged dragon with wings and, if you listen to people who play Dungeons and Dragons, a poison tail. The medieval wyvern had a barbed tail and this is sometimes depicted this barb in the same manner as a scorpion's. Another mythical creature that is similar to the wyvern is the cockatrice.

Many people have a wyvern as part of a device and it was seen fairly often in medieval heraldry, where it is often referred to as a dragon. Because of this, the SCA does not give count a point of difference between wyverns and dragons.