Medieval Mythical Beasts Illustration

Middle Ages for Kids
Mythical Beasts


In medieval times, creatures that were once thought to exist (and probably still were believed to exist in places like China) were used on shields to denote traits the owner wanted to depict such as honor and bravery. These creatures were also used in heraldry. The stories about these creatures were also a wonderful way to pass the long nights (remember no TV, phones, or radio).

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