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| I am trying to learn about
the mythology of the salamander - I have found
two general interpretations -
one that it was an omen of bad luck, a second that was positive - that the
salamander was a mythical
beast that could survive fire.
What appears in Greek/Roman mythology?
|A mythical lizard-like monster that was
supposed to be able to live in
fire - which it put out with the chill of its body. Pliny claims to have
experimented - but the creature was burnt to ashes!