Amphisbaena* Anastasia cannot photograph this enemy during normal gameplay.
SHCDC Nahashu Temple Anfibeena1.jpg
Shadow Hearts: Covenant
HP 222
MP 90
Element Element Earth.gif Earth
Weight Heavy
P-ATK Down

Rock Storm

Location Nakhásh Temple

Deadly Poison
Instant Death
HP Down
P-ATK Down
Sp-ATK Down
P-DEF Down
Sp-DEF Down
Evade Down

EXP Gained 180
Cash 0
Souls Gained 0
Item Drops Pure Seed

Mind's Eye (Rare)


A double-headed snake with both poisoned and curative fangs.(*)

Creature found in Nahash Temple, in the Director's Cut edition of the game.

Bestiary Entry[edit | edit source]

Rough translation:
From Ethiopian folklore comes this two-headed snake. The head on the right can bite with a deadly poison, causing certain death. But should its victim cry tears of supplication, a detocifying bite from the left head can cure it.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Illumination of an Amphisbaena.

The Amphisbaena derives from Greek mythology, having been spawned from the dripping blood of Medusa's severed head.

As described in its bestiary entry, it had two heads, that were both capable of spewing poison.

Initially described as a just a two-headed wrym, later descriptions added wings, and clawed feet.

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