Ibis

ibis A large wading bird related to the heron, with a long, thin, downward-curved bill. In Egyptian mythology the ibis was associated with Thoth. The ancient Greeks believed it was the natural enemy of snakes.

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Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow-Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante

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