vulture

Egyptian - The emblem of Isis and Mut. At times, called vulture.
Greek - The bird of Apollo and Ares. This bird was also sacred to Hercules who killed the vulture that attacked the liver of Prometheus. Identified as vulture.
Roman - The bird of Mars. In some accounts, known as vulture.
General - A scavenging bird. Some say this bird bears live young rather than laying eggs. Others, that it can, by dipping its beak into food or drink, tell if it has been poisoned. Sweet smells, pomegranates or myrrh were said to kill the vulture. On occassion, known as vulture.

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