A sheep was a domesticated ruminant mammal of the genus Ovis. It was characterised by its thick, fleecy coat, which was used to make wool.
Sheep were the preferred prey of the Antipodean Opaleye and the Common Welsh Green. Hungarian Horntails also preyed on sheep, as well as goats, but would eat humans whenever they could.
The Ancient Greek hero Odysseus slayed Cyclops, a one-eyed giant that lived at the base of Mount Etna, with the help of some sheep.
In the 16th century, Zygmunt Budge moved to the remote island of Hermetray in the Outer Hebrides, where his only company was a flock of sheep that he occasionally used to test out his potions.
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