Myrmecoleon

AB65

Myrmecoleon

Region of origin: Western Europe

A creature from medieval bestiaries that possibly got its start from a mistranslation or play on words. It’s said the lion half can only eat meat and the ant half can only digest grains, so the beast’s conflicting natures doom it to starve.

Originally posted on Tumblr on November 4, 2015

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