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The gold - guarding griffins easily became confused with the gold - guarding ants
, but originally they were different . References to both have been traced in Indian
and Chinese sources . The Chinese sources are two works Ch ' u Tz ' u and ...
Among the first wonders of India were tales about giant gold - digging ants . This
legend was first recorded ... There is found in this desert a kind of ant of great size
- bigger than a fox , though not so big as a dog . Some specimens which were ...
Laufer conjectures that the story arose from a confusion between the name of a
Mongolian tribe ( Shiraighol ) and the Mongolian word for ant ( shirgol ) . But he
also notes that there are references to giant ants in the Mongolian region in ...
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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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