Mandrake

Mandrake

The mandrake is actually a the root of a plant with animal characteristics. It looks like a perfectly formed and anatomically correct human being, but it grows in the ground at the foot of a gallows tree. When plucked from the ground, mandrakes emitt a high-pitched wail that can drive even the strongest person insane. Male mandrakes are usually white, while the female variety is either red or black. Mandragora is another name for the Mandrake.

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