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Terracotta horse. Greek. 8th century B.C. | Cleveland Museum of Art


Endangered ~ These animals live in Tibet and China and grow up to 1.4 meters tall. The Takin is Bhutan's national animal and is likely to have inspired the golden fleece from Greek mythology's Jason & the Argonauts. Sichuan Takin


ca. 6TH-5TH C. BCE. BRONZE BULL PROTOME FIRST PERSIAN PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVII. The powerful forepart of a bull with hooves tucked underneath, with distinct marking on the forehead.


Artemis [’Αρτεμις] is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin sister of Apollo. She is the hellenic goddess of the hunt, archery, wild animals, forests and hills, and the moon. Artemis was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities. Homer refers to her as “Artemis of the wildland, Mistress of Animals”. . She was a huntress, depicted carrying a bow and arrows. The deer and the cypress were sacred to her. The moon is her symbol.