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Pausanias commented that the manticora was the Indian tiger. 'The false reports
were circulated by the Indians owing to their excessive fear of the beast.' Colonel
Jim Corbett in his book Man-Eaters of Kumaon gives vivid impressions of the ...
Pausanias and others had suggested that the manticora was the Indian tiger, but
no one had explained how the description given by Ctesias, which seems quite
fantastic, fitted such a well-known animal. It was true that tigers are common in ...
In shape like a tiger, this animal was derived from al-fil, the elephant piece on the
Arab chess board, the equivalent to the knight. The calygreyhound was adopted
by the de Veres, the Earls of Oxford, in 151 3 : this animal was like an antelope ...
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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