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(devil, evil, extraplanar, lawful)
Any (Hell)
Source: Bestiary 2, pg(s). 85

The slug-like exterior of a bdellavritra, or belier devil, does not hint at the evil, manipulative genius that it possesses. Bdellavritras definitely prefer to manipulate events from behind the scenes, the puppet-master hidden behind a myriad of mortal plots.


A bdellavritra resembles an enormous slug that has a head at both ends of its body, although "head" is used in the loosest sense of the word. One head is little more than a lamprey-like mouth filled with row upon row of teeth. The other head is in fact three grimacing humanoid heads that look as if they are in incredible pain. From the mouths of these three heads extend long, sinuous tongues that cut like sharp dagger blades.1

Habitat and ecology

Bdellavritras possess some of the most diabolically manipulative minds in the whole of Hell. Despite the advantage this would grant them in Hell's hierarchy, they prefer the the challenge presented by the tumultuous and unpredictable Universe. It is believed that some of Golarion's most famous historical manipulators were actually disguised bdellavritras.2


If a bdellavritra bites a foe, it can quickly drain their blood. They also specialize in possession and use hosts to further their cunning schemes and intricate plans. Even if it is not actively possessing its host body, it is aware of what the body is doing or what is happening to it.2

Notable bdellavritras

See also: Category:Bdellavritra/Inhabitants


  1. Tito Leati & F. Wesley Schneider. “Bestiary” in Crown of Fangs, 84. Paizo Inc., 2008
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tito Leati & F. Wesley Schneider. “Bestiary” in Crown of Fangs, 85. Paizo Inc., 2008
  3. Tito Leati. “Crown of Fangs” in Crown of Fangs, 37. Paizo Inc., 2008