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Medieval Mythical Beasts Illustration

Middle Ages for Kids
Mythical Beasts

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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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Dragons (Chinese dragons)

Bestiary - Gargoyles

Medieval Culture and Gargoyles

Heraldry

Interactive Quiz about the Middle Ages (with answers)