Monday, November 1, 2010

The Medieval Bestiary

The Medieval Bestiary is an absolutely marvelous Web site dedicated to Medieval art of catolaguing beasts, both real and imagined. The site has searcahble index, a digital collection of texts, and a vast encyclopdia of animals such as the Caladrius ("...an all-white bird that lives in the king's house"), the he-goat ("A beast so hot that its blood dissolves diamond") and the onocentaur ("The upper part is rational; the lower part is exceedingly wild.")

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