Vintage black and white drawing of the mythical cockatrice. The cockatrice is a mythical creature that throughout history has been given a variety of origins. The cockatrice seemed to consistently have wings and the ability to turn someone to stone just by looking at them. Perhaps that’s why the shepherd and his flock are running away from the cockatrice in this picture. This cockatrice image is copyright free and can be used freely in your next creative project.
The author of The Mythological Zoo introduced the children of 1912 to a menagerie full of mythological beasts, heroes and villians. All of them were brought to life by the artist Oliver Herford (1863-1935).
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.