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Wonder beasts : tales and lore of the phoenix, the griffin, the unicorn, and the dragon

Author: Joe Nigg
Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1995.
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A collection of stories about mythical animals including the phoenix, griffin, unicorn and dragon.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Nigg
ISBN: 156308242X 9781563082429
OCLC Number: 31738940
Description: xxvi, 160 pages : illustrations, map ; 27 cm
Contents: The letter of Prester John --
The phoenix. The phoenix from the past (Versions of the story ; A Roman story ; The phoenix of the Middle Ages ; The phoenix in heraldry ; Discounted by scholars) ; The sacred phoenix of Egypt (Herodotus) ; The phoenix (Ovid) ; The phoenix of Arabia (Pliny the Elder) ; The phoenix appears in Egypt (Tacitus) ; The Old English phoenix (Old English poem) ; The phoenix around the world (The Feng Huang ; The Ho-ho ; The cinnamon bird ; The Ilerion ; Salamandra ; The bird of paradise ; The firebird) ; The phoenixes are flying (Chinese ode) ; Saijosen and the phoenixes (Japanese fairy tale) ; The phoenix and the falcon (Russian fairy tale) ; The phoenix today ; The phoenix and the carpet (E. Nesbit) ; David and the phoenix (Edward Ormondroyd) --
The griffin. The griffin from the past ; The gold-guarding griffins (Herodotus) ; The griffins and the one-eyed arimaspi (Pliny the Elder) ; The gryphons of India (Aelian) ; Griffins of the China Seas (Benjamin of Tudela) ; The griffons of Bactria (Sir John Mandeville) ; The griffin around the world (The Rukh ; The Hippogryph ; The Simurgh ; The Anka ; The Hatthilinga ; Garuda ; Thunderbird ; Oshadega ; Raven ; The griffin in folklore) ; The old griffin (German folktale) ; The griffon (Italian fairy tale) ; The griffin today ; Alice, the gryphon, and the mock turtle (Lewis Carroll) --
The Unicorn. The unicorn from the past (Ancient unicorns ; Medieval unicorns ; Alicorn ; Believers and skeptics) ; The wild unicorns of India (Ctesias) ; The unicorns of Basma (Marco Polo) ; Unicorns in Mecca and Zeila (Lewis Vartoman) ; The unicorn (Edward Topsell) ; The unicorn around the world (The Ki-Lin ; The Kirin ; The Karkadan ; The three-legged ass) ; Gift of the unicorn (Chinese folktale) ; The fair maid and the snow-white unicorn (Scottish foktale) ; The unicorn today ; The African unicorn (W. Winwood Reade) ; The last unicorns (Edward D. Hoch) --
The dragon. The dragon from the past (The constellation Draco ; The monster of the Middle Ages ; Heraldic dragons ; Here be dragons) ; Perseus and Andromeda (Ovid) ; A dragon hunt (Philostratus) ; Beowulf's dragon fight (Old English epic) ; The dragon (Bartholomew Anglicus) ; The winged dragon (Edward Topsell) ; The dragon around the world (The Oriental dragon ; Tetsu ; The Nagas ; Quetzalcoatl ; Plasa ; Mo-o ; Sea serpents ; The universal dragon) ; The student and the dragon king (Chinese fairy tale) ; The Lambton worm (English folktale) ; Why the moon and the stars receive their light from the sun (Ashanti folktale) ; The dragon today ; Tale of the computer that fought a dragon (Slanislaw Lem) --
More wonder beasts. Wonder beasts of Ethiopia (Pliny the elder) ; The griffin's song (Barbara Wersba).
Other Titles: Tales and lore of the phoenix, the griffin, the unicorn, and the dragon
Responsibility: Joe Nigg.

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A collection of stories about mythical animals including the phoenix, griffin, unicorn and dragon.

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