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Marco Polo , who thought that the reports of the Roc bird from the island of
Madagascar might refer to griffins , may have had in mind the twelfth - century
relief of Alexander ' s aerial journey carved on the front of San Marco in Venice ,
which he ...
Even more likely to my mind is the identity of the roc with the albatross . This
weird sea - wanderer is familiar from Coleridge ' s Rime of the Ancient Mariner .
Actually he seems to have had in A wwww ! Le bill win fig . 3 Wandering
Here the poet manages to suggest not only the mysterious manner in which the
unicorn exists as part of the fauna of the mind , but also the ambiguous elements
of both purity and virility that so appealed to the late Gothic imagination .
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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
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