Roc

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"Roc"
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Details
Type(s)
Beast
Source
Middle Eastern mythology
Scale
Gargantuan
Other names
Rukh
Similar creature(s)
Garuda, Thunderbird


The roc is a gargantuan eagle-like bird with a wingspan of up to 80 feet. They are known to prey on elephants and other large animals, that they will swoop up and carry back to their nests.

Source[edit | edit source]

The roc is said to date back to around 1300 AD, inspired by the myths of Garuda in eastern mythologies.

Media[edit | edit source]

Rocs appear in the following media:

Folklore[edit | edit source]

  • One Thousand and One Nights

Games[edit | edit source]

  • Gems of War
  • Heroes of Might & Magic II
  • Heroes of Might & Magic III
  • World of Warcraft
  • Legends of an Ancient City