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These occur in two works which I mentioned earlier in the chapter on the griffin :
they are Ch'u Tz and Shan Hai Ching, which include magical material from the
Yangtze Valley. A poem from the first of these, Chao Hun, dates from about the ...
After quoting several earlier reports, he goes on : That such an animal has
existed, there can, I think, be little doubt : it is possible he is extinct; but more
probable that, flying from fire-arms (which, it must always be remembered, are
used by ...
But she was saved by St George (as was Andromeda in the earlier legend).
Another version has the princess rescued from a castle in which the people are
shut up and dying from lack of water. Their only source was a well at the foot of
the hill ...
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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