Tatzelwurm

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Depiction o the cat-heidit draigon o the Swiss Alps claimed tae hae been encoontery in Sarganserland, ca. 1660.[1][2]

In Alpine fowklair, the Tatzelwurm or Stollenwurm is a lizard-lik craitur, eften descrived as haein the face o a cat, wi a serpent-lik bouk that mey be sclender or stubby, wi fower short legs or twa forelegs.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Scheuchzer (1723), pp. 395–396, fig. X. Scheuchzer (1746), pp. 236–237
  2. Meurger & Gagnon (1988), p. 265.
Soorces
  • Scheuchzer, Johann Jakob (1746). Natur-Geschichte des Schweizerlandes. 2. bey David Gessner. pp. 236–237. (in German)
  • Meurger, Michel; Gagnon, Claude (1988). Lake monster traditions: a cross-cultural analysis. Fortean Tomes.