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Apparently the griffin was in some sense sacred , appearing in sanctuary and
tomb furnishings , but its precise meaning is unknown . The few references in the
ancient authors give no clear idea of the creature or its role in cult or legend .
Also in ancient Egyptian mythology Seth took the shape of a hippopotamus and
was killed by Horus . During the First Dynasty priests of Horus at Solfu would row
out into the middle of the sacred lake there and dismember a hippo - shaped ...
McCrindle , J . W . : Ancient India as Described by Megasthenes . Calcutta , 1877
. - : Ancient India as Described in Classical Literature . Westminster , 1901 , PP . 3
, 51 . Minns , E . H . : Scythians and Greeks . Cambridge , 1913 , pp . 6 , 113 .
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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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