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woodblock  Book	Claude Paradin, chanoine de Beaujeu. Devises Heroïques. Lyon : Ian de Tournes et Guil Gazeau, 1557. Page 216.  Notes	  Theme	Bestiary

woodblock Book Claude Paradin, chanoine de Beaujeu. Devises Heroïques. Lyon : Ian de Tournes et Guil Gazeau, 1557. Page 216. Notes Theme Bestiary

Front half is a horse, back half is sea creature (usually a dolphin.)        Also Called	Hippocampus or the Steeds of Neptune       Might actually be	The fanciful version above may be based on a misunderstanding of a description of either of the an actual sea-horse (genus: hippocampus) which are only a few inches long, or a hippopotamus.        Seen in	A common symbolic image  among sea-farers, and in heraldry.

Front half is a horse, back half is sea creature (usually a dolphin.) Also Called Hippocampus or the Steeds of Neptune Might actually be The fanciful version above may be based on a misunderstanding of a description of either of the an actual sea-horse (genus: hippocampus) which are only a few inches long, or a hippopotamus. Seen in A common symbolic image among sea-farers, and in heraldry.