The Islamic literature and folklore the Zagh appears as a fabulous bird that has the face of a human being. It has the ability to converse in human languages. It is similar to the Roc and appears in many stories and poetic allusions as a symbol of divine intelligence.

John and Caitlin Matthews, The Element Encyclopaedia of Magical Creatures, 2013, Zagh, p 541


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