Mythical Beasts

Mythical Beasts Born of the imagination mythical beasts are the subjects of myriad myths legends and stories and have been reproduced in art forms ranging from ancient tapestries to modern corporate logos This ric

  • Title: Mythical Beasts
  • Author: John F. Cherry
  • ISBN: 9780714117379
  • Page: 166
  • Format: None
  • Born of the imagination, mythical beasts are the subjects of myriad myths, legends, and stories and have been reproduced in art forms ranging from ancient tapestries to modern corporate logos This richly illustrated book draws on a wide variety of sources to illuminate the roles mythical beasts especially the dragon, the unicorn, the griffin, and the sphinx have plaBorn of the imagination, mythical beasts are the subjects of myriad myths, legends, and stories and have been reproduced in art forms ranging from ancient tapestries to modern corporate logos This richly illustrated book draws on a wide variety of sources to illuminate the roles mythical beasts especially the dragon, the unicorn, the griffin, and the sphinx have played in many different cultures, showing why they have retained their appeal through the ages.An invaluable resource The Classical OutlookAn exciting contribution to any folklore and mythological studies collection Wisconsin Bookwatch

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    1. What I wanted was a book about mythological creatures, their origins, their meanings, how they spread from culture to culture. The book did give me that to some extent, but it also rambled on and on and on about where unicorns/dragons/etc. where depicted when and where and how through history. It read like someone's archaeological bachelor thesis and it got painfully boring after a while. It's not a bad read, but I got so bored that I skimmed through the rest halfway through.

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