* Munchhausen's Brazen Bull * Defensive 43 Attack 200 Defense



Munchhausen was a German baron of the 18th century who told tall tales.
Baron Munchausen is an enduring figure of comical exaggeration, originated by Rudolf Erich Raspe in a series of stories that were first published in the 1780's (in German). Raspe himself may have borrowed the stories from others; and his own, regularly extended, collections of "Munchausen stories" were soon taken up and continued by later writers.

The brazen bull was a torture and execution device designed in ancient Greece. The bull was made entirely of bronze, hollow, with a door in one side. The condemned were locked in the bull, and a fire was set under it, heating the metal until it became yellow-hot and causing the person inside to roast to death.
There is no connection between Munchhausen and the bronze bull.