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Triumphal Griffins

biblipeacay: “ A griffin on parade (cropped from larger image) — in Triumphal Maximiliano - a gorgeous album - artist unknown - but possibly by Hans Burgkmair in the late early centuries.

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Palm reading is an ancient wisdom and I love these classic palmistry maps.

Pliny (in his Natural History, 77AD) gives us the first accounts of monstrous races in his attempt to describe the various unknown peoples of foreign lands. Some of the races he describes are hairy choromandae, which make a terrifying gnashing noise, half-beasts and half men created by the gods to terrify men for their amusement, and perhaps most horrifyingly a race of creatures who feed exclusively on the milk of dog-headed men (cynocephalae). In medieval history we find men with chests in…

Monstrorum Historia (A History of Monsters), 1642 Ulisse Aldrovandi was an Italian naturalist and physician who helped lead the Renaissance movement that placed a renewed emphasis on the study of nature. One of the many books he wrote was Monstrorum His

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Bodley Folio As a griffin attacks a horse, the horse fights back; the griffin looks surprised.

Encadrement de page au griffon - dans "Guiron le Courtois", Belgique, vers 1575-1500. BNF, Manuscrits, Français 363 fol. 1

Encadrement de page au griffon - dans "Guiron le Courtois", Belgique, vers 1575-1500. BNF, Manuscrits, Français 363 fol. 1

Scene, about Griffins -- Standing griffin. Morgan Library, New York Griffon, gryphon #Mythical #Fantasy #Creature mythological chimera,chimera

Hugo, von Trimberg, ca. Der Renner Austria, probably in Tyrol, last quarter of the century MS Folio

Un hybride terrestre et céleste. Le griffon est une créature fantastique à tête, ailes et pattes avant d'aigle sur un corps et des pattes arrière de lion : un hybride de deux animaux qui règnent l'un sur terre et l'autre dans le ciel. Au Moyen Âge, cette double nature a été diversement interprétée par la tradition chrétienne : tout d'abord considéré comme une incarnation du démon, le griffon est devenu le symbole de la double nature du Christ.

Un hybride terrestre et céleste. Le griffon est une créature fantastique à tête, ailes et pattes avant d'aigle sur un corps et des pattes arrière de lion : un hybride de deux animaux qui règnent l'un sur terre et l'autre dans le ciel. Au Moyen Âge, cette double nature a été diversement interprétée par la tradition chrétienne : tout d'abord considéré comme une incarnation du démon, le griffon est devenu le symbole de la double nature du Christ.

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biblipeacay: “ Griffin (or griffon) from an anonymous century biology manuscript — “a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle;

Medieval Bestiary : Griffin Gallery

1633 Folio A griffin, rampant. The front part is an eagle, the back part a lion. The text says the griffin has four feet, but the artist has given it eagle's claws.

The Griffin. Creature with lower part of a lion and the upper part of an eagle, with outspread wings and one leg raised. (MS. Auct. F. 4. 15)

Griffin, The elegant griffin shown here is a late representation in a Greek verse bestiary by Manuel Philes, copied in Paris in 1564 by Angelos Vergikios and illustrated (according to tradition) by his daughter.

Royal 18 A XII, f. 1, Griffin of Salisbury.  Detail of a miniature of the griffin of Salisbury in the lower margin of the folio, at the beginning of book 1.

Royal 18 A XII, f. Griffin of Salisbury. Detail of a miniature of the griffin of Salisbury in the lower margin of the folio, at the beginning of book

.A harpy by Melchior Lorck,c. 1582

Harpy - Book illustration of an unidentified mythical, bird-like creature with a long tail and human head, wearing a hat with two long feathers. Taken from a series of 127 woodcuts by Melchior Lorck, German, 1582

Houghton Library. MS Typ 024. Opera amorosa nella quale Hippolyto e Lionora. Griffin, snake, dragon and rooster by peacay, via Flickr

"Griffin, Snake, Dragon and Rooster" MS Typ Text "Stramoti amorosi" by Felice Feliciano (Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library)

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