A catoblepas (ka-TAB-le-pus, kæt-o-BLEP-us, or kæt-o-BLEEP-us[4]) was a seeming mix of buffalo, dinosaur, warthog, and hippopotamus that lived in swamps or wastelands. Legends said that hags raised catoblepases like cattle and fed on their milk.[2]

Its most feared ability was its deadly gaze.[5]

The flavorful death cheese sold by Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue was made by using catoblepas milk gathered by blind monks.[6]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 39. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wizards RPG Team (2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 129. ISBN 978-0786966011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ed Bonny, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Skip Williams, and Steve Winter (September 2002). Monster Manual II 3rd edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 41. ISBN 07-8692-873-5.
  4. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 25.
  5. David "Zeb" Cook et al. (1989). Monstrous Compendium Volume One. (TSR, Inc). ISBN 0-8803-8738-6.
  6. Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 122. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.