First appearing in the tales of King Arthur, the Questing Beast is also known as the Beast Glatisant or Barking Beast. This hybrid creature is said to have the head of a snake, the fore-paws and upper body of a leopard, the haunches of a lion and the hooves of a deer. Its name derives from the noise it emits from its stomach, described as "thirty couple hounds questing". This beast was conceived by a princess who slept with the devil to make her brother love her. Instead of fulfilling his promise, the devil convinced the princess to accuse her brother of rape. When her father heard the accusations, he had the boy torn apart by his hunting dogs, but not before he prophesied the abomination his sister would bear, claiming it would emanate the same sounds around him when he was killed. As such, the beast has been taken as symbolism of incest, violence, and chaos, the same elements that eventually destroy Arthur's Kingdom.