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The whole body of the animal was like a fish; and had under a fish's head
another head, and also feet below, similar to those of a man, subjoined to the
fish's tail. His voice, too, and language were articulate and human; and a
representation of ...
navell, except the ears; in the other parts it resembled a fish'. Gesner took his
sketch of this creature from a painter who had drawn it from life (so to speak)
when the object was exhibited at Antwerp. In this incident we can recognise an
feet and hands; Jovianus Pontanus that he grew fish scales. Kircher said that he
had been tempted to dive into the famous whirlpool of Charybdis by Frederick II (
who reigned from 1355 to 1377); clearly there is some error here. Gervase of ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing
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