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Foxes

David W. Macdonald.

in The Encyclopedia of Mammals

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 5771 words.

In aesop's fable the cunning fox outwits the stork; the hero of the medieval tales of Reynard the Fox always

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Wolves

Paul C. Paquet.

in The Encyclopedia of Mammals

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 3471 words.

There is no animal more enshrined in the myths of northern cultures than the gray wolf. Aesop's fables celebrated its

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stork

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The white stork is traditionally known as the bringer of children, and other legends associate the bird as a bringer of luck to houses where it nests.

In Aesop's fable of Jupiter...

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viper

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A venomous snake, taken as the type of malignancy and treachery, but whose flesh was formerly believed to have great nutritive or restorative properties, and was used medicinally. Early...

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snakes

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Proverbial allusions to the snake focus on its venomous bite as representing a lurking danger; it is a type of deceit and treachery, as with reference to the fable by Aesop, in which the...

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