The Lure of Creatures True and Legendary
Canada: Davis & Henderson Limited, 1978
A series of stories, based partly on Chinese folklore. Two stories involve the fox-trickster character of Yakan, messenger of Inari, goddess of the rice harvest.
Also includes an essay, "The Mythic Panther", comparing the Panther of the Physiologus with the panther in the writings of Aristotle, Pliny the Elder, and Aelian, with reference to other classical and medieval writers.
Boyd was Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Grinnell College, Iowa, and Waterloo University, Ontario.
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