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... those young Athenians must have felt can be seen in the painting by G . F .
Watts ( now in the Tate Gallery , London ) , which shows the Minotaur gazing out
to sea towards the approaching Greek ships , a small bird crushed under his fist .
... nipples , hands and arms , but downwards it is altogether a fish ending in a
long tail . Now there is little doubt that these ' mermaids ' were in fact dugongs . A
contemporary picture of these creatures shows them as more human in shape
But , as Ray Lankester pointed out , they do seem to show the peculiar stalk and
seminal duct of the barnacle . So there seems to be little doubt that in some way
they are related to the strange story Gerald heard from the West of Ireland , and ...
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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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