Artwork _digital illustration
Amphisbaena is a mythological, ant-eating serpent with a head at each end. Its name comes from the Greek words amphis, meaning “both ways”, and bainein, meaning “to go”. According to Greek mythology, the amphisbaena was spawned from the blood that dripped from the Gorgon Medusa’s head as Perseus flew over the Libyan Desert with it in his hand, after which Cato’s army then encountered it along with other serpents on the march. Amphisbaena fed off of the corpses left behind.