Basiliskenhaus in Vienna

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Mural at the Basiliskenhaus

The Basiliskenhaus is situated at the Schönlaterngasse 7. The mural at this house shows a  myth about a basilisk living in the well at the inner yard of the house and how a servant of a baker succeed in fighting this dangerous creature.

As looking into the eyes of a basilisk was supposed to be fatal the young servant attacked the creature by facing it with a mirror. So the basilisk destroyed itself.  Well, the basilisk at the mural doesn’t look that dangerous, does it?