Dune Wiki
Dune Wiki
Mixed Canonicity
This article or section refers to elements from both Original Dune and Expanded Dune.


Slig by RingmasterBent on DeviantArt

A Slig was a genetically engineered hybrid created by the Bene Tleilax. The creature was a cross between a giant slug and a pig.

The animal was considered ugly, even disgusting, with multiple mouths and skin that excreted a slimy and noxious residue. However, it was bred domestically for its meat, which was sweet, tender, and highly sought after by many across the Known Universe - many called it "the sweetest meat this side of heaven." Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV was particularly fond of eating slig. Mother Superior Darwi Odrade, on the other hand, thought they were disgusting.

Probably for religious reasons, the Tleilaxu did not eat the slig. However, they had no qualms with allowing powindah to pollute themselves with the unclean meat of the slig.


Classic Dune:

Expanded Dune: