By Dominique Lanni
Créatures mythiques, monstres légendaires, animaux improbables… Depuis los angeles nuit des temps, les voyageurs ont peuplé les mondes lointains d’êtres aussi fascinants qu’effrayants.
Basilic ou invunche au corps hideux, Niam Niam ou Lestrygon aux moeurs étranges, Fiura ou sirène aux pouvoirs envoûtants, satyre ou homme-singe entre humanité et bestialité, nasique, orang-outang, baleine, éléphant et autres animaux exotiques élevés par les récits au rang de légendes…Ce bestiaire illustré, véritable cupboard de curiosités des voyageurs, nous transporte aux frontières du réel et des imaginaires.
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The giant’s horse was named Shining Mane, as he illuminated Earth and sky with the light from that glorious mane. Another Sun god was Utu (also known as Shamash) in Mesopotamian mythology, who traveled each morning through the eastern Mesopotamian mountains. The gods allowed the gates of the sky to be opened, where Utu/Shamash remained throughout the day, shining for the people on Earth. Then he journeyed back via the Underworld. Often, he would guide the dead to the Underworld and occasionally would return spirits to Earth to mingle with the living.
The term ‘black Sun’ is used to describe a formation of millions of starlings that gather in Denmark for a few weeks in the year, making incredible synchronized shapes in the sky on their migration to and from Europe and Scandinavia. 2 The Sun as a Powerhouse 31 Fig. 2 Oranges have been a symbol of the Sun. (Illustration by the author) Fig. 3 A Chough, associated with King Arthur in mythology. (Illustration by the author) The Sun is associated with some birds and animals. The chough is protected in Cornwall because it was believed that the soul of King Arthur, Lord of the Light and a solar warrior, was turned into one (Fig.
This was known as the white dawn. When he was the bright morning yellow dawn, he removed his gray fox outfit, substituting it for a yellow fox outfit. There is an Aztec myth about a rivalry for the position of the Sun, which assigns the candidates and brothers, the White Tezcatlipoca (known as Quetzalcoatl) and the Black Tezcatlipoca (known simply as Tezcatlipoca), with rather unattractive human qualities. Tezcatlipoca became the first Sun, but Quetzalcoatl decided that he wanted to be the Sun that was made from stone.
Bestiaire fantastique des voyageurs by Dominique Lanni