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The king of the centaurs, a wild and unruly lot, was the wise and civilised Cheiron
. Hercules accidentally wounded Cheiron in the leg with a poisoned arrow, which
eventually led to his death. Robert Graves has suggested that the original ...
Ctesias, however, in his account seems to have conflated rumours of the Onager,
or Wild Ass, with the Indian one-horned rhinoceros. The natural history of the
unicorn is, as one can see, a very complicated affair. Further references to the ...
The history of the wodehouse, or wild man of the woods, is even more complex. It
has been the subject of a lengthy study by Richard Bernheimer, who says that '
medieval literature is shot through with the mythology of the wild men'. The wild ...
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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