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Folklore poster Egyptian Vulture

A poster showing the finest of the 19th century nature artists. This peticular poster show drawings of the Egyptian Vulture made by Keulemans, Thorburn, Lear, and Agazzis Fuertes. The latter drawn during his visit to Ethiopia. I have added some folklore tales and conservation information.

The Little Owl in Folklore, some stories

In Greek mythology, the Little Owl was the messenger of Athene, the goddess of wisdom. It is possible that the ‘wise old owl’ idea stemmed from this. Because of the association with Athene, the bird was protected and large numbers nested in the Acropolis (Athene’s temple). The image of the bird was used for decoration […]

Birds and folklore from the lower Amazon

Birds of ill omen are present in plenty. Chief among these is the goat-sucker (Caprimulgus). The Takutu Indians have the greatest superstition with regard to this bird, and would not kill it for any price. They say it keeps communication with the dead, and brings messages to their conjurers. Even the common people on the […]

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