Bestiary style drawing of a wolf. #36 of 52
A bestiary (from bestiarum vocabulum) is a compendium of beasts. Originating in the ancient world, bestiaries were made popular in the Middle Ages in illustrated volumes that described various animals and even rocks. The natural history and illustration of each beast was usually accompanied by a moral lesson.
V is for Vampire Bat
Vampire bats, species of the subfamily Desmodontinae, are leaf-nosed bats found in Central and South America. Their food source is blood,...
U is for Unicorn
In many bestiary representations, a virgin is used to lure the unicorn. She heads to the forest until a unicorn sees her and jumps into...
T is for Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vultures are not in traditional bestiary lore, but they should be! #32 of 52
S is for Satyr
In Bestiary lore, the satyr is usually described as a type of ape, but is often pictured as a wild man. 31 of 52
R is for Rabbit
The rabbit is a wild and lithe beast that is hunted by dogs, or chased out of its warrens by ferrets. #30 of 52
Q is for Quail
According to bestiary lore, quails cannot be eaten, because they feed on poisonous seeds. #29 of 52
P is for Pard
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A pard (Ancient Greek: πάρδος) is the Greek word for the leopard, which is...
O is for Onocentaur
The onocentaur has the upper body of a man and the lower body of an onager (wild ass). The upper part is rational; the lower...