Basilisk' was a dragon in antiquity whose name comes from the Greek βασιλίσκος basilískos, meaning "little king".
The name refers to a structure on its head that resembled a crown.
Thou shalt walk upon the asp and the basilisk: and thou shalt trample under foot the lion and the dragon. Psalm 91:13 (DRA)
Basililsk from Cosmographia (1544) bears a striking resemblance to an Ankylosaur.
Saint Michael killing a dragon (Basilisk). City seal of Zwolle, Netherlands from 1295
- Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary