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It was from these two sources that the medieval legend of the unicorn derived ,
and from that our modern ideas . But also of great influence was the third source .
I mentioned above , the Physiologus or the Book of Beasts . The unicorn of the ...
However the legend of the salamander ' s other virtues lingered on a little longer ,
even into the era of experimental science . The following appeared in the
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in 1716 : A salamander on being
The explanation of the origin of the legend of the Vegetable Lamb – that it was
derived from the root of a species of fern found in south - east Asia now called
Lyncopodium Barometz - came to be the widely accepted one . It is now
enshrined 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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