Unicorns and Flying Dragons in Noah's Ark: The Bible Story according to Medieval and Modern European Works of Art

  • Abraham Ofir Shemesh Ariel University |


The current study analyzes several medieval and modern works of art that portray mythological creatures who entered Noah's ark (Genesis 6:5-9) – flying dragon-like and imaginary creatures as well as unicorns. The artists assumedly chose to portray these animals for several reasons: a) in the ancient world the existence of creatures with unusual and exceptional qualities was a commonly held belief; b) mythological animals aroused the imagination of the ancients and sparked their curiosity.


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Biografia do Autor

Abraham Ofir Shemesh, Ariel University |
Professor at Ariel University


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Como Citar
Shemesh, A. O. (2019). Unicorns and Flying Dragons in Noah’s Ark: The Bible Story according to Medieval and Modern European Works of Art. Arquivo Maaravi: Revista Digital De Estudos Judaicos Da UFMG, 13(24), 193-206. https://doi.org/10.17851/1982-3053.13.24.193-206