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by Olga Gomez
It is a most dreadful snake that, only according to some tales, has seven heads and can fly, although in most legends it is deprived of wings. Subterranean sprite and the equivalent of dragons in occidental folklore, it ate herds, and sometimes, humans. Thus, heroes were often given the task to slain it, and there are many legends where this is accomplished. Other writings of his name are Herensuge, Herensugue and Erensuge.

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