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Seven wrote: ↑Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:53 pm
daryen wrote: ↑Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:30 pm
That's wild. I just love the absolute acceptance that all of these "monstrous humans" existed. And the fact that there were just way too many to try and list them all.
Even modern explorers embellished their record with fantastic creatures.
For example, Marco Polo wrote about men with the features of dogs.
Absolutely. Even the first illustrations of native Americans were embellished giving them blood red skin. I've read a theory that what these explorers were doing was building up their discoveries as something more exciting than what it may have truly been. Allot of investment goes into something like that so they might be motivated to embellish things or more impressed by them than we might be today. One interesting theory I've seen is that cynocephali are actually Africans with lip discs. That extended mouth may look like a dog's maw to a medieval European. It's fascinating stuff.
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