Dbs Jonathan Hunt Bestiary 17 Ozaena 800
Alternate Names/Spellings (pl) Ozaenae, Stink-Polyp
Origins Greek and Roman Mythology, Legend and Folklore
Alignment Chaotic Neutral
Element Air/Wind/Sky, Poison/Acid/Plague, Water
Species Magical Sea Beast
Appearance Stinky cephalopod...


The Ozaena is a creature with origins in Greek and Roman mythology, legend and folklore. Specifically, accounts of its existence first arose by mention in Natural History, a work written by Pliny the Elder.

Its name is derived from the Greek 'ozon', meaning 'smell' (referring to its signature trait, a foul odor that it gives off).


Physically, it is a cephalopod, meaning that its anatomy closely resembles that of an octopus, a squid or a cuttlefish (with a large head, from which tentacles branch off, concealing a powerful beak for eating.

However, its body is less smooth, more bumpy and wrinkly than its mundane cousins. Its beak is also more plainly visible than those of the aforementioned creatures (not concealed by its tentacles).

In addition, an ozaena may be any color that an octopus can be, but may also range anywhere from blue in color to purple in color.

Not to mention, while most sightings of ozaenae report them to be of minute size (about the size of 'polyps'), there are certain cases where they can grow to be much larger.

In particular, one sighting claims there was an attack on a marine port, in a village in Spain, by an ozaena with a head as large as a 90-gallon cask (barrel), and with tentacles 30-feet long.




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