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hamadryad,

in zoology: see cobracobra,
name for African and Asian snakes of the family Elapidae that are equipped with inflatable neck hoods. The family also includes the African mambas, the Asian kraits, the New World coral snakes and a large number of Australian snakes.
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Les reptiles sont souvent associes aux heros mythiques, particulierement les cobras (tedong), les pythons (sawa'), les serpents corails (kendawang) et les hamadryades ou cobras royaux (belalang) (Sather 1985 : 6-7).