Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art With Special Reference to Their Use in British Heraldry
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Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art With Special Reference to Their Use in British Heraldry

By John Vinycomb
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Table of Contents
  • FICTITIOUS AND SYMBOLIC CREATURES IN ART
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • Notes on Animated Beings in Heraldic Art
    • The Symbolism of Attitude or Position
    • The Heraldic Spirit—Effective decorative Quality essential in Heraldry
  • Celestial Beings
    • Mistaken Modern Conception of Angels
    • Mediæval Art Treatment of Angels
    • Cherubim and Seraphim in Heraldry
    • Cherubim and Seraphim of Scripture
    • Emblems of the Four Evangelists
  • Chimerical Creatures of the Dragon and Serpent kind
    • The Dragon
    • The Dragon in Christian Art
      • The Dragon in the Royal Heraldry of Britain
      • The Crocodile as the Prototype of the Dragon
      • The Heraldic Dragon
    • The Dragon in the Royal Heraldry of Britain
    • The Crocodile as the Prototype of the Dragon
    • The Heraldic Dragon
    • The Hydra
    • The Wyvern
      • The Chimera
      • The Lion-Dragon
      • The Gorgon
    • The Chimera
    • The Lion-Dragon
    • The Gorgon
    • The Cockatrice
    • Basilisk, or Amphysian Cockatrice
      • The Mythical Serpent
    • The Mythical Serpent
    • The Scorpion
  • Other Chimerical Creatures and Heraldic Beasts
    • The Unicorn
      • Mediæval Conception of the Unicorn
      • The Horn of the Unicorn
    • Mediæval Conception of the Unicorn
    • The Horn of the Unicorn
    • The Pegasus
    • Sagittary, Centaur, Sagittarius, Centaurus, Hippocentaur
    • Griffin or Gryphon
      • The Male Griffin
      • Other Varieties of the Griffin
    • The Male Griffin
    • Other Varieties of the Griffin
    • The Opinicus, or Epimacus
    • The Sphynx
    • The Phœnix Bird of the Sun
    • The Harpy
    • The Heraldic Pelican
    • The Martlet
    • The Alerion
      • The Liver (Cormorant)
    • The Liver (Cormorant)
    • The Heraldic Tigre or Tyger
      • The Royal Tiger
    • The Royal Tiger
    • Leopard, or Panther, Felis Pardus, Lybbarde
      • The Panther “Incensed”
    • The Panther “Incensed”
    • The Lynx
    • Cat-a-Mountain—Tiger Cat or Wild Cat
    • The Salamander
    • Heraldic Antelope
    • The Heraldic Ibex
    • Bagwyn
    • The Camelopard, Camel-leopard
    • Musimon, Tityrus
    • The Enfield
    • Mantiger, Montegre or Manticora Satyral
      • Lamia or Emipusa
      • Baphomet
      • Apres
      • Stelliones
    • Lamia or Emipusa
    • Baphomet
    • Apres
    • Stelliones
  • Fictitious Creatures of the Sea
    • Poseidon or Neptune
    • Merman or Triton
    • The Mermaid or Siren
    • The Sirens of Classic Mythology
    • The Dolphin of Legend and of Heraldry
    • The Dauphin of France
    • The Heraldic Dolphin
    • The Sea—Horse
    • Sea-lion
    • Sea-dog
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