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Myths, folktales, and associated beasts
« on: August 08, 2013, 03:00:15 PM »
We already have a variety of topics for related subjects:

1] Please post dragon coins, and particularly Saint George and the Dragon, in this topic: Dragons on coins

2] This topics deals mainly with Oceanian and pre-Colombian culture and artefacts: Tribal art and extinct civilisations

3] This topic deals mainly with real animals, and humans real or fictional: Man and beast (not horses)

4] This topic deals with animals on coats of arms: Coats of arms with ANIMAL supporters

5] Finally: Ancient mythology on modern coins
 
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Re: Myths, folktales, and associated beasts
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2013, 03:06:38 PM »
Kazakhstan, 1 tenge, 1993.  Sheep's head.
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Re: Myths, folktales, and associated beasts
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2013, 03:07:07 PM »
Kazakhstan, 3 tenge, 1993.   Wolf's head.

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Re: Myths, folktales, and associated beasts
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013, 03:07:35 PM »
Kazakhstan, 5 tenge, 1993.  Leopard.

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Re: Myths, folktales, and associated beasts
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2013, 03:08:14 PM »
Kazakhstan, 10 tenge, 1993.   Double-headed cockerel.

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Re: Myths, folktales, and associated beasts
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2013, 03:10:25 PM »
Chimeras, griffins/gryphons, non-European lions such as the merlion and the squinte, are good subjects for this topic. Also fictional characters, human and non-human, from folktales and ancient Greek and Roman legends. And folk art, such as I have illustrated here already.


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Re: Myths, folktales, and associated beasts
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2013, 03:27:51 PM »


Singapore, merlion, 1 dollar coin, 2013.
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Re: Myths, folktales, and associated beasts
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2013, 03:29:34 PM »


Burma, 10 pyas, 1953.  Chinthe: Burmese mythical lion.

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Re: Myths, folktales, and associated beasts
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2013, 05:20:49 PM »
Greece, 5 drachmai, 1930.  Another fine phoenix design.

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Re: Myths, folktales, and associated beasts
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2013, 05:32:00 PM »
I hope I am right. This is a mythical beast. According to accepted belief this is a lion. Did any one ever see a lion like this? I guess a dragon met a lioness and that gave this off spring which the the Tripura kings got in their cage.

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Re: Myths, folktales, and associated beasts
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2013, 03:15:18 AM »
Georgia, 50 tetri, 1993.  Griffin.
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