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Found my new favorite heraldic creature - a Calopus! Check it and other animals out at this link!   Bestiary: Heraldic Monsters & Medieval Critters compiled by Modar  These are creatures referred to in various bestiary and/or heraldry texts.  For some of the creatures, their use in period heraldry cannot be found.  A * denotes that the charge has been used at some point in SCA heraldry.  Several of depictions cannot be used for SCA registration, but are here for description reference.

Calopus Bestiary: Heraldic Monsters & Medieval Critters compiled by Modar

Detail of a miniature of a hedgehog; from Jean de Wavrin, Recueil des croniques d'Engleterre, vol. 1, Netherlands (Bruges), 1471-1483, Royal MS 15 E. iv, f. 180r.

hedgehog from jean de wavrin, recueil des croniques d'engleterre, vol. netherlands (bruges), royal ms 15 E. iv, f.

Dragon/Beast. Ger. 9 cent. Valencienne. ms 0099 by tony harrison, via Flickr

Bible, first quarter of the century.Et stetit super arena maris et vidi de mare bestiam ascendentem habentem capita septem et cornua decim

Book of Hours, use of St Omer c 1320 Add MS 36684  Folio 45v

Book of Hours, use of St Omer c 1320 Add MS 36684 Folio 45v

Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, Ms-288 http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b550008104/f27.item.r=Heures,%20Livres%20d'

Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, Ms-288 http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b550008104/f27.item.r=Heures,%20Livres%20d'

Medieval Bestiary : Lion Gallery

Ashmole Folio Three attributes of the lion: the lion likes to be on high hills; the lion has one less cub each year; the lion licks (or breathes) life into his cubs.

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