London: British Museum Press/Pomegranite Artbooks, 1995
This text for the general reader explores the history and significance of 150 mythical beasts from around the world. This book takes four of the most significant - the dragon, the unicorn, the griffin and the sphinx - and shows how, through changing cultures from antiquity to the present, they have provided inspiration for writers and artists. Half-human creatures are also explored. The book draws on a wide variety of sources to illuminate the roles that mythical beasts have played in many different cultures, showing how they have retained their appeal through the ages.
191 pp., color and black & white illustrations throughout, glossary of beast names, bibliography, index. Introduction by John Cherry.
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