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Image one British Library

“Hell is personified as a demonic monster, physically torturing and devouring damned souls.”

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         The image of the travellers and monsters such as Sirens and Centaurs with insight into the soul and the corruption of understanding.

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The Hydrus was found in the Nile River. In the Nile, there was a crocodile which would roll the hydrus in the mud before eating the smaller creatures. This creature was a water snake, the bites of the water snake would cause immense swelling and eventual death the cure for the bite was the Dung of an Ox.

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The crocotta was a mythological dog wolf from India or Ethiopia which was linked to a Hyena, said to be deadly enemy of men and dogs.

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Hercinia was a bird from the medieval bestiaries, which had glowing feathers.

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[A monopod. From the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493]

Monopods are mythological human creatures which had a single large foot, which extended from the centre of the bodies.

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A wyern was a Legendary creature with a Dragon Head and wings, with a reptilian body, two legs and a tail. This was a sea creature.

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[from , early twelfth century, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.]

The Wonders of the East which was written around 1000 ad. This shows and describe odd, magical and barbaric creatures, which inhabited the eastern regions, India, Persia, Babylon, Egypt.

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Demons depicted from the book of wonders in the late 14 century arabic manuscript book.

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[image from British library]

These are demons are torturing victims in the underworld..

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