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Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval / The medieval imagination never fails to delight. /A Journey Through Medieval Life

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, fr. 1444b, Folio 249v.  The dragon can't stand the sweet breath of the panther, and tries to hide in a hole.

In ancient shamanism, the Soul of the Human who is a Black Panther has a sweet breath (truth) and even frightens the dragon causing it to try to hide in a hole. Almost all black panther shifters in shamanic realities are female.

Paris, Bibl. Sainte-Geneviève, ms. 0106, f. 100r. Evangéliaire à l'usage de l'abbaye Sainte-Geneviève de Paris (?) c 1520-1530 (?).

Paris, Bibl. Sainte-Geneviève, ms. 0106, f. 100r. Evangéliaire à l'usage de l'abbaye Sainte-Geneviève de Paris (?) c 1520-1530 (?).

Simple green dragon.  No back legs.

3466 Folio carelessly laying its eggs on the sand. It does this when it sees the star Virgilia (the Pleiades) rising;

Doves are safe from the dragon in the peridexion tree. The dragon has caught an unwary bird. The doves hang from the tree in the way the barnacle goose is said to.  Medieval Bestiary : Dove Gallery  Bibliothèque Municipale de Douai, MS 711, Folio 38v

Peridexion Tree from Bibliothèque Municipale de Douai Century “The peridexion tree grows in India. Doves gather in the tree because they like the sweet fruit, and because there they are safe.

As if you weren't already freaked out by this hellish creature, one of the leaves on the tree has a donkey face.

There is always something new to discover in the marginalia. This artist had real imagination – say no more! From the Luttrell Psalter, England (Lincolnshire), c. Add MS f.

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