By Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, Ash Dekirk

ISBN-10: 1564149560

ISBN-13: 9781564149565

Unusual beasts of every kind have crawled, run, swam, and flown via humanitys mind's eye and tourists stories because the sunrise of time. From Gryphons and Unicorns, to Dragons, Mermaids, or even more strange and fantastical animals, A Wizards Bestiary takes you on a mystical trip during the a long time and all over the world, to find elusive creatures of fable and legend. watch out - right here be Monsters!
The first part lists over 1,000 exceptional creatures from each land in an encyclopedic, alphabetical thesaurus structure, from Aatxe to Zyphoeus. each one access contains a small representation, in addition to cross-references to different similar beasts.
Next, the authors current extra in-depth beneficial properties on a few of extra fascinating of those mythical beasts, resembling the ocean Serpent and the Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar. heritage, myths, and legends of every creature are provided, with specific emphasis on selecting real-life origins of legendary creatures in real dwelling animals, comparable to the hyperlink among the Kraken and the enormous squid. This part is split into those categories:
* Creepers
* Walkers
* Swimmers
* Flyers
* Demi-Humans
* Animate Plants
Expanded cryptozoological entries contain the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, Mokele-Mbembe, El Chupacabra, Mothman, and different secret monsters suggested by way of eyewitnesses yet no longer but proven via science.
They are grouped into the next categories:
* Primates and Hominids
* Bipedal Monsters
* Carnivorous Mammals
* Herbivorous Mammals
* Sea Serpents and Lake Monsters
* Birds
* Reptiles
* Amphibians
* residing Dinosaurs
* secret Monsters
A Wizards Bestiary is profusely illustrated with outdated woodcuts, engravings, and different photos from old assets, in addition to interpretations via smooth artists, together with the authors. No different bestiary has been so well-illustrated! Hand-drawn medieval-style maps via Oberon Zell-Ravenheart express purported locales of alternative beasts on all continents and seas.

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Cocodryllus (or Corkendril)—Though often bizarrely depicted, this is just a monstrous, 30foot-long version of the crocodile, colored in vivid crocus or saffron hues. Nile Crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) of Egypt and Estuarine Crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) of Indonesia and northern Australia can grow to this size, but they are basically grey in color, with yellowish underbellies. Coje ya Menia (Portuguese, “Lion of the Water”; or Dilali, Mourou-Ngou)—A large, amphibious animal reported in the area of the Kuango River in east Angola, Africa.

Their names are Ao Ch’in, Ao Jun, Ao Kuang, and Ao Shun. They all answer to the Jade Emperor, who tells them where to distribute the rains. The Dragon Kings are said to be 3 to 5 miles long, with shaggy legs and tails and whiskered muzzles. Their slinky, serpentine bodies are covered in golden scales. It is said that when the Dragon Kings rise to the surface, waterspouts and typhoons are created, and when they take to the air, massive hurricanes result. Only the exceptional are allowed to meet with these great ocean sovereigns.

George Montadon named it Ameranthropoides loysi (“Loys’American anthropoid”). Skeptics have dismissed the image as nothing more than a Spider Monkey (Simia paniscus), which has an adult body length of only 20 inches. But recently, fossilized remains have been found of a giant, prehistoric howler-spider monkey, which, if still living, could account for this specimen. W. Buel reports that: “Dr. ” And in the early 19th century, German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt heard stories from the Orinoco about furry, humanlike creatures called Salvaje (“Wild”).

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