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The various strands of the story have been patched together by H. J. Rose and
Robert Graves. King Minos was a great king in Crete in 'the olden days' (possibly
about 15oo bc); just and powerful by general repute, he was a tyrant according to
Robert Graves has suggested that the original centaurs may have been hobby-
horse dancers in some forgotten ritual, but it is far more likely that the centaurs
were a personification of the wild mountain tribes. When the Spanish invaded ...
The crocodile would not have been familiar to the Jews, even though they were
once native to Palestine, and Robert Graves says they survived there in the River
Zarka until the beginning of this century. So they were easily turned into ...
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I like a bestiary, and this is a nice one. It covers the more familiar mythical beasts, such as the unicorn, manticore, basilisk and co., but also the somewhat less well known, such as the barometz ... Read full review
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