Odious and Peculiar

Philology and esoterica: scribblings, ravings and mutterings.

O&P's Current Pick:

Forging the Sampo

Odious' Links:

The Little Bookroom
The Pumpkin King
Larissa Archer
Inverted Iambs
Eve Tushnet
Pamela Dean
Kambodia Hotel
Pen and Paper

Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary
Deep-Sea News
NASA's Mars Website
Classics Online
Perseus Digital Library

Nine Scorpions
The Blithe Kitchen
Letter from Hardscrabble Creek
Arts & Letters Daily
About Last Night



Chas Clifton's Nature Blog
Rock Art Photo Blog
Girl on a Whaleship
Nature Lyrics Languagehat
Jabal al-Lughat
Laputan Logic
Strange Maps
Vladimir Dinets: Polymath Russian Adventurer
Virtual Tour of Almaty, Kazakhstan
Aerial Landscape Photography
USGS Earth As Art
Panoramic Aerial Maps of the American West

The Internet Bird Collection
Bird Families of the World
Ancient Scripts
The Aberdeen Bestiary Project
The Cephalopod Page
The Ultimate Ungulate
The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire
USGS Streamflow Data

Worthy Miscellany
Finno-Ugrian Music
Boojum Expeditions
American River Touring Association

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Monday, October 18, 2004
Speaking of Tarandus, I came across this whilst looking for evidence of the Medieval belief in their (Tarandus') antipathy towards snakes. I'd just found out that some people keep goats in order to kill snakes, and was thinking that maybe reindeer were used similarly, given the Bestiary's report that stags kill serpents, although they probably don't snuffle them (snakes) up with their nostrils...anyway.

Slaughter for the purported libido-increasing quality of one's headgear: it's not just for rhinoceri anymore. What won't people eat if you tell them that they'll be more manly for it? I bet this is how a lot of traditional dishes started out. Primitive Viagra.

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