Thursday, July 26, 2007
The Medieval Bestiary
A recent link over at Draw pointed to The Medieval Bestiary. It looks like a great place to spend some time with the images of besties from a Medieval point of view. Medieval artists often only had vague descriptions from travelers to draw an animal from. I don't think anyone today would identify this bird as an ostrich. It looks more like a cross between a hyena and a hawk. Maybe some of these images are complete fabrications. At the time these Medieval artists were drawing these images, many of these animals may have been thought of like we think of Bigfoot today.