A long-horned European wild ox attacked by wolves
A long-horned European wild ox attacked by wolves. . The aurochs or urus (Bos primigenius), the ancestor of domestic cattle, was a type of wild cattle which inhabited Europe, Asia and North Africa. Extinct. Colour printed illustration by Heinrich Harder from Tiere der Urwelt Animals of the Prehistoric World, 1916, Hamburg. Heinrich Harder (1858-1935) was a German landscape artist and book illustrator.
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Scene from Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream
A scene from Shakespeare's comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Act II, Scene ii), in which Puck drops a love potion into the sleeping Titania's eyes, so that she will fall in love with the first creature she sees on waking (a neat trick thought up by her husband Oberon).
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Zmey Goynych (Slavic Three-headed dragon)
Reproduction of a painting by Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin depicting the Zmey Goynych (Slavic three-headed dragon). The Russian version (pictured) has three heads, is green, walks on two back paws, has small front paws, and spits fire. According to one byline, Zmey Gorynych was the dragon killed by Dobrynya Nikitich. Date: 1912
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection