Tarasca

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The Tarasca is a mythical Spanish dragon.

Description

The Tarasca is usually depicted as a typical dragon with wings and claws, and may have originated with the Tarasque in France. However, the Tarasca has no known legend connected with it and feeds especially on children.

In Rhedondela, the Tarasca is taken in effigy every year on the feast day of Corpus Christi, with small children seated in its body, and ritually slain by the populace.

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