A look at the caladrius, a fancy legendary bird that could supposedly diagnose and heal illnesses. Plus weird info about medieval bestiaries, and more.

Highlights include:
• A weird supposed cure for blindness
• A visit to the Cloisters
• A video game that makes you feel like a wizard
• A bit of unicorn lore

Other stuff I mentioned:
The Last Unicorn youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M57VN_b9FRM
Atlas of the Mysterious in North America by Rosemary Ellen Guiley: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1460616.Atlas_of_the_Mysterious_in_North_America
Waltz of the Wizard: https://www.aldin.io/waltzofthewizard/

Sources consulted RE: the Caladrius

Websites

  • https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/fantastic-beasts-of-the-middle-ages/xQKCn9wmjCVVJg
  • https://www.abdn.ac.uk/bestiary/ms24/f57r
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caladrius
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberdeen_Bestiary
  • http://bestiary.ca/etexts/druce1912/druce%20-%20caladrius%20and%20its%20legend.pdf
  • http://bestiary.ca/etexts/
  • http://bestiary.ca/etexts/allen1887/allen%20-%20medieval%20bestiaries.pdf
  • http://bestiary.ca/etexts/collins1913/collins1913.htm
  • http://bestiary.ca/etexts/collins1913/symbolism%20of%20animals%20and%20birds%20-%20collins.pdf
  • http://bestiary.ca/etexts/collins1940/collins%20-%20some%2012th%20century%20animal%20carvings%20and%20their%20sources%20in%20the%20bestiaries.pdf
  • http://bestiary.ca/etexts/douglas1928/douglas%20-%20birds%20and%20beasts%20of%20the%20greek%20anthology.pdfhttp://bestiary.ca/etexts/druce1912/druce1912.htm
  • http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast143.htm
  • http://bestiary.ca/etexts/druce1912/druce%20-%20caladrius%20and%20its%20legend.pdf
  • http://bestiary.ca/etexts/evans1896/evans1896.htm
  • http://bestiary.ca/etexts/james1931/james%20-%20bestiary%20-%20eton.pdf
  • http://bestiary.ca/etexts/james1932/james1932.htm
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charadrius
  • http://bestiary.ca/etexts/druce1912/druce%20-%20caladrius%20and%20its%20legend.pdf
  • http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beastgallery143.htm#
  • http://bestiary.ca/etexts/allen1887/allen%20-%20medieval%20bestiaries.pdf

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