Cynocephali in the Caribbean

Translation of Lorenz Fries, Uslegung der Mercarthen oder Carta Marina 1525, leaf XVI Unknown Artist, ‘Cannibals on the Caribbean Island’, in Lorenz Fries, Uslegung der Mercarthen oder Carta Marina, Strasbourg: Johannes Grüninger 1525, leaf XVI,Woodcut, handcolouring, 10.5 x 14.4 cm,Rhode Island, Archive of Early American Images, The John Carter Brown Library, Brown University. http://jcb.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet/detail/JCB~1~1~5219~8560004:-Cannibals-on-a-Caribbean-island-?sort=image_date%2Csubject_groups  ©John Carter Brown Library,… Continue reading Cynocephali in the Caribbean

Cynocephali – The Dog-Headed Race: A Brief Introduction

Keywords: Monstrous Races, Cynocephali, Muslims, Jews, Stereotypes The earliest sources of monstrous races, including the dog-headed cynocephali, derived from Greek geographers such as Megasthenes (c.350-290 B.C.), who travelled to India and reportedly witnessed monstrous races first hand.[i] The Greek explorer and ethnographer was sent as an ambassador to the court of Sandracottus in India around… Continue reading Cynocephali – The Dog-Headed Race: A Brief Introduction