By Dominique Lanni

ISBN-10: 2081314487

ISBN-13: 9782081314481

Créatures mythiques, monstres légendaires, animaux improbables… Depuis l. a. 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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Unnerved by this foreboding, she kept her offspring unborn within her and discussed her fears with Sky Father. Together, they wondered how, even in the light of the sun, these offspring would know one place from another. Changeable as are all surpassing beings, like smoke in the breeze, the couple took the form of a man and a woman. Suddenly a great bowl filled with water appeared nearby and Earth Mother realized that each place in the world would be surrounded by mountains like the rim of the bowl.

13740), "The End of the World" (pp. 14041), "Little-Manwith-Hair-All-Over" (pp. 16875), and "The Life and Death of Sweet Medicine" (pp. 17986), from American Indian Myths and Legends, ed. ; "Black Elk Journeys to the Center" (p. 42), from John G. Neihardt, Black Elk Speaks, published by the University of Nebraska Press; "First Creator and Lone Man" (pp. 7984), from Martha Warren Beckwith, Mandan-Hidatsa Myths and Ceremonies, Memoirs of the American Folklore Society, copyright © 1938 American Folklore Society and not for further reproduction; "The Setting Out" (pp.

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