Symbols {198} ~ The Roc

The Roc is a large vulture-like bird that has appeared in literature from across Ancient lands. It is large enough to carry away an elephant and has the coloring of an Eagle. The wing-span measures are fifty to sixty feet long. The day would turn into the night when the Roc flew in the sky. Its great wings covered the sun while it flew. It had pointed teeth and a forked tongue. The Roc would fly high into the sky to let go of its large prey. The animal or man would be dashed on the rocks or ground and die so the Roc could then eat it. It was said that the Roc guarded a large collection of treasures that could only be found by going around the bird.

The Roc first appeared in written form in India around 59 BC. There were Sanskrit Epics that referred to the Roc.

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