Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Roc, a fabulous bird of huge size and immense strength mentioned particularly in the story of Sindbad in the Arabian A'ights. The Crusaders seem to have brought the idea, with some embellishments, from the East. The bird was said to be strong enough to raise an elephant in its talons, and the idea may have had its origin in some tradition of an antediluvian beast.