About the site

There are more animals under the sun than are dreamt of in your zoology.

Bestiarum Vocabulum, like the medieval bestiaries from which it takes its name,  is a catalog of real and imagined animals. In this catalog,  the lines between real and imaginary are invariably blurred– often  beyond recognition. It is a tongue-in-cheek guide to the social, political, romantic and intellectual lives of beasts, ourselves included.  It roams from entries on nightmarish chimera to mundane housepets, and back again…  It is a joke, a bad pun, a slip of the pen, and as jokes tend to be, rarely more than one step away from the truth… when I can manage it.


I hope you enjoy, and welcome suggestions for deserving entries.


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