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The description given in the Bible fits quite well. 'Behold now behemoth, which I
made with thee; he eateth grass like an ox . . ..he lieth under the shady trees, in
the covert of the reed, and the fens. The shady trees cover him with their shadow;
Herodotus (writing about 445 bc) tells us that in India : Certain trees bear for their
fruit fleeces surpassing those of sheep in beauty and excellence, and the natives
clothe themselves in clothes made therefrom. Earlier he refers to a corslet sent ...
This is very like the ancient symbol of eternity which was revived by the
alchemists. Another was the guyascutus, which was first reported in 1 844 as a
large creature which haunted the tops of poplar trees. But in the course of time it
shrank to ...
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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