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A giant centipede.

Centipedes are arthropods with long, segmented bodies, numerous legs, and powerful jaws armed with powerful poison. While many species are small and harmless to humanoids, other varieties, such as the giant centipede, grow to very large sizes and can be dangerous predators. Nevertheless, even smaller versions that form a centipede swarm can also be very dangerous to humanoids in that form. Centipede coloration is often varied, some bearing dull colors and others coming in brighter shades.1


Numerous types of centipedes, ranging from minuscule vermin to towering, powerful hunters, exist throughout Golarion. The smallest varieties, such as house and sewer centipedes, are relatively harmless. Others, such as hissing and giant whiptail centipedes, reach and surpass the dimensions of many humanoids. Still others, such as great forest centipedes and titan centipedes, reach truly staggering sizes and can be very dangerous animals.1 Whip centipedes are a peculiar variety, as, while they are known to grow to over seven feet in length, they are no more than a few inches in diameter and are harmless fungus eaters.23

Stegocentipedes are massive vermin resembling a centipede with the armored plates of a stegosaurus and the stinger of a scorpion.45

Mukradis are massive, three-headed creatures thought to be the product of a demigod's dream about centipedes.67


Centipedes are the sacred animals of the demon lord Cyth-V'sug.8

On Golarion

The militant hobgoblins of Rakh Lo often ride giant centipedes into battle against their Darklands foes.9


  1. 1.0 1.1 Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary, 43. Paizo Inc., 2009
  2. Graeme Davis, et al. The Thousand Fangs Below, inside back cover. Paizo Inc., 2011
  3. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A-Z” in Bestiary 2, 50. Paizo Inc., 2020
  4. Tim Hitchcock. “House of the Beast” in House of the Beast, 35. Paizo Inc., 2009
  5. Tim Hitchcock. “House of the Beast” in House of the Beast, 37–38. Paizo Inc., 2009
  6. Logan Bonner, et al. “Monsters A-Z” in Bestiary, 239. Paizo Inc., 2019
  7. Logan Bonner, et al. Nilith” in Monster Core, 239. Paizo Inc., 2024
  8. James Jacobs. “Before Sin” in Beyond the Doomsday Door, 65. Paizo Inc., 2012
  9. Mikhail Rekun. Duskwalker” in Ancestry Guide, 33. Paizo Inc., 2021

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