Tiger from a medieval bestiary: The tiger's cub has been stolen. In the upper image, the tiger examines her image in a mirror; thinking the reflection is her cub she pauses in her pursuit of the hunter. In the lower image the hunter, looking pleased with his success, rides off with the cub. (Bodleian Library, MS. Bodley 764, Folio 6v)
In all the South Slavic folklores, a dragon is called zmej or lamja. It is considered as "extremely intelligent, wise and knowledgeable" creature of "superhuman" strength and proficiency in magic, very rich and often lustful for women. It often breathes fire and is generally accepted as a highly respected being, and while not always being benevolent, never as an entirely evil creature (Dragon,1912. Postcard edition "of the Community of St. Eugene." № 5524. From the collection of EB…
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The Caladrius was a large bird with pure white feathers. It had the ability, if it desired, to cure any sickness by sucking it out of the person and spitting it into the sky. If the person was unworthy of saving the Caladruis refused to look at them. The Caladrius comes to us from Medieval Europe.