De Noctiluca. cap. 77.
NOctiluca is a litle beast,* wt féete and with wings, & is therefore somtime accounted amōg Volatiles, & he shineth in darknes as a candle, & namely about ye hinder parts, & is foule & dark in full light, & infecteth & smiteth his hand that him toucheth: & though he be vnséene in light, yet he flieth light, & hateth it, & go∣eth by night, and is contrary to another little one that is called Lucipeta, that ri∣seth gladly oft light, as Isid. saith, lib. 12. cap. de minutis volatilibus &c.
IN the years of the world .3640. or néere therabout, Alexander ye great entring India with a great army, amōg diuers strange assalts amōg wild beasts & serpents, a beast of a strange kind ap∣peared greater then an Elephant, armed with thrée hornes, in his forehead, & ha∣uing a head of a blacke coulour, like a horse, the Indians tearme ye said beast O∣donta, & when he had dronke, he behold∣ing the tentes, sodeinelye settle vppon Page 375 the Souldiers, with great vyolence, nei∣ther was he driuen backe with the heat of the fire that was before him, At the ouerthrow of the sayd straunge & fierce beast, 36. souldiers were slaine, and 53. sauchenets or swords of that time were quite marred, and with much adoe, at length, the beast being deadly wounded dyed. Lucostenes de Prodigijs in fo. 99 in the Cro. of the Dome. fol. 66. Bat.)