Bestiaire fantastique des voyageurs by Dominique Lanni

By Dominique Lanni

Créatures mythiques, monstres légendaires, animaux improbables… Depuis l. a. nuit des temps, les voyageurs ont peuplé les mondes lointains d’êtres aussi fascinants qu’effrayants.

Basilic ou invunche au corps hideux, Niam Niam ou Lestrygon aux moeurs étranges, Fiura ou sirène aux pouvoirs envoûtants, satyre ou homme-singe entre humanité et bestialité, nasique, orang-outang, baleine, éléphant et autres animaux exotiques élevés par les récits au rang de légendes…Ce bestiaire illustré, véritable cupboard de curiosités des voyageurs, nous transporte aux frontières du réel et des imaginaires.

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They took the meat and passed out the food. Jesus took the loaves and fish and passed them out. • Everyone ate and was filled. Everyone ate and was filled. 3/31/15 11:50 AM Feeding Thousands • 31 Despite the similarities between the two Markan feeding stories, it is the second that shares most with Homer’s second feast. Od. 1–70 (Menelaus’s feast) Mark 8:1–10 (the second feast) • Instead of sailing, as they did to the first feast, Telemachus and Peisistratus rode to Sparta. Instead of sailing, as they did to the first feast, Jesus and the disciples traveled overland to the lake.

39 He rose up, scolded the wind, and said to the sea, “Silence! ” The wind died down, and there was a great calm. 40 And he said to them, “Why were you such cowards? ”1 4:1 Mark may have modeled this story after an episode at the beginning of Od. indb 33 3/31/15 11:50 AM 34 • Chapter Four god of the winds. He delighted Aeolus and his family with stories about the Trojan War. In gratitude for Odysseus’s marvelous tale-telling, the god gave him a bag of winds from which he could release gusts into his sails as needed.

When Peter saw” the huge haul of fish, “he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, ‘Depart from me for I am a sinful man’” (5:8). This statement is surprising insofar as Peter’s sinfulness plays no role in the story. It makes more sense if one sees him as an echo of the sinful but repentant pilot. ” Later, pirates arrived. Jesus “was standing by the lake” where he saw fishermen. • The pirates forced Dionysus to board their boat. The fishermen let Jesus board their boat. • The pirates saw “amazing feats” related to wine, vines, and wild beasts.

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