Physical Description

A Lindorm is a gigantic serpent with the had of a horse and a mane down the neck part of its body. [1] Lindorms possess two forelegs below the neck with the claws of an eagle. [2]

Their heads are particularly large, [2] with red eyes that burn like coals. [1] A lindorm's mouth is large enough to swallow a person whole. [2]


'They have two forelegs near the head, but for foot nothing but a claw like the claw of a hawk or that of a lion. The head is very big, and the eyes are bigger than a great loaf of bread. The mouth is large enough to swallow a man whole, and is garnished with great [pointed] teeth.'

-- Marco Polo [2]


  1. Rose [Dragons] 224
  2. The Travels of Marco Polo Vol. 2

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