Vermithrax is a 400 year old androgynous dragon that has threatened Urland for years. Translated from Latin, it's name means "The Wyrm of Thrace that makes things Worse".
She is also a mother of 4 Dragon Hatchlings, whom were slained by a certain Dragon Slayer, She was destroyed with a noble wizard by a destruction of a magic talisman.
Behind the Scenes
Development of Vermithrax took up twenty-five percent of the film's budget and was designed by David Bunnet. The creature was realized through multiple special effects forms with go-motion puppets for stop-motion animation and fullsized props such as the head, tail and claws for interaction with the cast.
- Vermithrax is Guillermo del Toro's favorite movie dragon alongside Dragon Maleficent.
- Vermithrax is also G.R.R. Martin's favorite movie dragon.
- Vermithrax is one of the first Dragons to be a Wyvern like Dragon, along with Golden Man/Dragon from Beowulf, Lord Maliss Dragon Form, and The Great Animal from Swan Princess.