Wonders Book (1411)

Starting from the left. A headless man with a face on his chest. From a mythical species called Blemmyes.

Next, is the one in the middle. He is a sciapod(monopod) laying on his back. Monopods are humanoid creatures with a single large foot and leg.

Lastly is a cyclops – a one eyed humanoid.

Wonders Book (1411)

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The Battle of Gorynych (20th Century) By Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov

Gorynych is a dragon in Slavic mythology. This drawing depicts the serpent with seven heads. The battling knight is “Dobryny Nikitich”. He is one of the most popular epic knights in Russian folklore.

The Battle of Gorynych (20th Century) By Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov

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Sacred Dragon of the Babylonians – Two 15th Century Book Illustrations

Both Images have the Caption “The Act of Dying”. The Book is not available anywhere sadly. The lack of Context, as always, ironically adds to the unusualness . ๐Ÿ˜„ I think the sacred dragon looks to be in the first image, but he is all distorted by time. He lost his sacredness!!

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