Cockatrice A cockatrice is a mythical beast, essentially a two-legged dragon with a rooster's head. Described by Laurence Breiner as "an ornament in the drama and poetry of the Elizabethans", it featured prominently in English thought and myth for centuries. Legend Origins The cockatrice was first described in its current form in the late twelfth century. According to Alexander Neckam's De naturis rerum (ca 1180), the cockatrice was supposed to be born from an egg laid by a chicken and incubated by a toad; a snake might be substituted in re-tellings. It is thought that a cock egg would birth a cockatrice, and could be prevented by tossing the yolkless egg over the family house, landing on the other side of the house, without allowing the egg to hit the house. Abilities It was repeated in the late-medieval bestiaries that the weasel is the only animal that is immune to the glance of a cockatrice. The cockatrice was also said to fly using the set of wings affixed to its back. Notes
Khnum Khnum (/kəˈnuːm/; also spelled Khnemu) was one of the earliest Egyptian deities, originally the god of the source of the Nile River. Since the annual flooding of the Nile brought with it silt and clay, and its water brought life to its surroundings, he was thought to be the creator of the bodies of human children, which he made at a potter's wheel, from clay, and placed in their mothers' wombs. He later was described as having moulded the other deities, and he had the titles Divine Potter and Lord of created things from himself. General information Temple at Elephantine The temple at Elephantine was dedicated to Khnum, his consort Satis and their daughter Anukis. Opposite Elephantine, on the east bank at Aswan, Khnum, Satis and Anukis are shown on a chapel wall dating to the Ptolemaic time. Temple at Esna Other The Beit el-Wali temple of Ramesses II contained statues of Khnum, Satis and Anukis, along with statues of Isis and Horus. Artistic conventions
Bible Monsters Bible Monsters This page has received a lot of attention from revealed religionists who tell me it is inaccurate. It seems they've looked up the Bible verses found below in their Bibles, but the references to the Bible monsters and fictional creatures are not found. That is because they're not looking in the King James Version of the Bible. The fact that the changes were made, proves the Deist position that the Bible, or any proclaimed "holy" book, cannot be the word of God. The changes in the Bible that the objections to this page have brought to light, make it clear Thomas Paine was correct in his above quote. Bible Monsters! As Deists know through the exercise of our God-given reason, monsters are not real. A satyr, pictured at left, is a creature of Greek mythology. In the Old Testament we find reference to these mythical creatures as if they were real. It's probably for text like this that the Catholic Church had forbidden people from reading the Bible!
Sidehill gouger The Sidehill Gouger: a "left-sided" mother looks forlornly at her "right-sided" pup. Sidehill gougers are North American folkloric creatures adapted to living on hillsides by having legs on one side of their body shorter than the legs on the opposite side. This peculiarity allows them to walk on steep hillsides, although only in one direction; when lured or chased into the plain, they are trapped in an endless circular path. Gougers are said to have migrated to the west from New England, a feat accomplished by a pair of gougers who clung to each other in a fashion comparable to "a pair of drunks going home from town" with their longer legs on the outer sides. Frank C. In popular culture See also References Jump up ^ Brown, C.E. Dill, Lawrence M. (1983). External links
Unicorns, Satyrs, and the Bible In several different places, my Bible speaks of the unicorn and the satyr. However, we now know that neither of these creatures actually existed, but instead had their origins in mythology. Why, then, are they mentioned in God’s Word as if they were real animals? On occasion, Bible writers used phrases, terms, and references that were in common use at the time they penned the books of the Bible. However, the Bible never “panders to pagan mythology” by incorrectly referring to non-existent, mythological animals as if they were real, living creatures. a mythological animal resembling a horse or a kid with a single horn on its forehead. Certain poetical passages of the biblical Old Testament refer to a strong and splendid horned animal called re’em. Strong support for such a view, along with the answer to the second question, comes from a rather unusual source (and one that certainly would be considered a “hostile witness” in regard to the truthfulness and accuracy of the Bible). Dr.
Heiðrún The goat Heiðrún consumes the foliage of the tree Læraðr, while her udders produce mead, collected in a pot below (1895) by Lorenz Frølich. Heiðrún consumes the leaves of Læraðr atop Valhalla in an illustration from an 18th-century Icelandic manuscript. Heiðrún is a goat in Norse mythology, which consumes the foliage of the tree Læraðr and produces mead for the einherjar. She is described in the Poetic Edda and Prose Edda. Prose Edda Poetic Edda In the Poetic Edda Heiðrún is mentioned twice. Since Snorri quotes other strophes of Grímnismál it seems reasonable to assume that he knew this strophe too and used it as his source for his description of Heiðrún. In the Hyndluljóð the giantess Hyndla (lit. bitch/she-dog) used the term "Heiðrún" to insult the goddess Freyja. Heiðrún's name is sometimes anglicized Heidrun, Heidhrun, Heithrun, Heidrún, Heithrún or Heidhrún. "Heidrun" is also the name of a Vikingarock band from Värmland, Sweden who originally formed in 2009 as a cover band.
Where are unicorns found in the Bible Yes and no. Some translations (most notably the King James version) translate the Hebrew re'em as "unicorn." There is debate on what animal it is referring to, in context it seems to refer to a real animal that would be known to a contemporary reader. Most modern English translations use "wild ox" instead of "unicorn," as there is historical and archaeological evidence that suggests a species of ox that could appear to have one horn was present in the middle east during the Old Testament time period. These are the verses in which the word "unicorn" is sometimes found: Deuteronomy 33:17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh. Job 39:9-10 Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?
Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr The goats Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr pull the god Thor's chariot in an illustration from 1832. Tanngrisnir (Old Norse "teeth-barer, snarler") and Tanngnjóstr (Old Norse "teeth grinder") are the goats who pull the god Thor's chariot in Norse mythology. They are attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written by Snorri Sturluson in the 13th century. The Prose Edda relates that when Thor cooks the goats, their flesh provides sustenance for the god, and, after Thor resurrects them with his hammer, Mjölnir, they are brought back to life the next day. According to the same source, Thor once stayed a night at the home of peasant farmers and shared with them his goat meal, yet one of their children, Þjálfi, broke one of the bones to suck out the marrow, resulting in the lameness of one of the goats upon resurrection. Etymology Attestations Poetic Edda Prose Edda Theories and interpretations
Unicorn Of the Unicorn In European folklore, the unicorn is often depicted as a white horselike or goatlike animal with a long horn and cloven hooves (sometimes a goat's beard). In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, it was commonly described as an extremely wild woodland creature, a symbol of purity and grace, which could only be captured by a virgin. History Unicorns in antiquity Cosmas Indicopleustes, a merchant of Alexandria who lived in the 6th century, made a voyage to India and subsequently wrote works on cosmography. Middle Ages and Renaissance Virgin Mary holding the unicorn (c. 1480), detail of the Annunciation with the Unicorn Polyptych, National Museum, Warsaw Medieval knowledge of the fabulous beast stemmed from biblical and ancient sources, and the creature was variously represented as a kind of wild ass, goat, or horse. The Throne Chair of Denmark is made of "unicorn horns" – almost certainly narwhal tusks. Alicorn The hunt of the unicorn In one of his notebooks Leonardo da Vinci wrote:
Goldhorn "Zlatorog" redirects here. For the indoor sporting arena, see Zlatorog Arena. The story about Zlatorog was first written down, adapted to the late Romantic style and published by Karl Deschmann (Karel Dežman) in the Laibacher Zeitung, no. 43, on 21 February 1868. Story Summary of the story as written by Karl Deschmann Recasts The story of Goldhorn was put into verses by Rudolf Baumbach and published in 1877, becoming his most popular work. It was turned into an opera by Camilla and Eduard Lucerna. Cultural references The first Slovene-language full-length film, recorded in 1931 by Janko Ravnik, was titled In the Kingdom of the Goldhorn. Zlatorog is also a brand of beer produced by the Laško Brewery. See also Heathen Maiden References External links Baumbach, Rudolf.
Unicorns in the Bible Keywords: unicorns, Bible, animals, Job, rhinoceros, elasmotherium, aurochs, rimu, wild ox, Bos primigenius, extinct Some people claim the Bible is a book of fairy tales because it mentions unicorns. However, the biblical unicorn was a real animal, not an imaginary creature. The Bible refers to the unicorn in the context of familiar animals, such as peacocks, lambs, lions, bullocks, goats, donkeys, horses, dogs, eagles, and calves (Job 39:9–12.1) In Job 38–41, God reminded Job of the characteristics of a variety of impressive animals He had created, showing Job that God was far above man in power and strength.2 Job had to be familiar with the animals on God’s list for the illustration to be effective. Modern readers have trouble with the Bible’s unicorns because we forget that a single-horned feature is not uncommon on God’s menu for animal design. The absence of a unicorn in the modern world should not cause us to doubt its past existence. Help keep these daily articles coming.