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June xxx

Wednesday 19 May 2010


I have so much time on my hands I can spend hours browsing, looking mainly for pictures to put in my art work. Sometimes I come upon something that tickles my humour or something that arouses my curiosity so I have to have a little deeper dig to find out more. I was searching for illuminated manuscripts and found this.
You can learn something new every day.......

Aberdeen Bestiary:

In Asia animal nascitur quod bonnacon dicunt. Cui taurinum capud, ac deinceps corpus omne tantum iuba equina. Cornua autem ita multiplici flexu in se recurrentia, ut si quis in eo offendat non vulneretur, sed quicquid presidii monstro illi frons negat, alvus sufficit. Nam cum in fugam vertit proluvie citi ventris fumum egerit per longitudinem trium iugerum, cuius ardor quicquid attigerit adurit. Ita egerie noxia submovet insequentes.

English translation:

In Asia an animal is found which men call bonnacon. It has the head of a bull, and thereafter its whole body is of the size of a bull's with the maned neck of a horse. Its horns are convoluted, curling back on themselves in such a way that if anyone comes up against it, he is not harmed. But the protection which its forehead denies this monster is furnished by its bowels. For when it turns to flee, it discharges fumes from the excrement of its belly over a distance of three acres, the heat of which sets fire to anything it touches. In this way, it drives off its pursuers with its harmful excrement.
Well I always knew there were mythical beasts but this is surely something else......

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