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One of these is the Indian myth of garuda. The garuda is the great sacred bird of
India, associated with Vishnu, the second-ranking god of Hindu mythology.
Garuda was the symbol of strength and swiftness. In the temples dedicated to
Another mythological bird related to both the griffin and the garuda is the simurgh
of Persian mythology, a creature now very familiar since its adoption as the
emblem of Iranian Airways. Nothing better demonstrates the connections
CHAPTER TEN THE ROC BIRD In medieval Europe the griffin was as familiar as
the garuda in India, or the simurgh among the Persians. Among the medieval
Arabs the giant bird of mythology was called the roc, or rukh. Though it shares ...
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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