Animals and MYTHICAL Creatures from antiquity to the modern Age

High quality objects from renowned museums refl ect the symbolism of real and mythical creatures in European cultural history from antiquity up to the modern ages. The serpent and the Fall of Man, Saint George and the dragon, Samson and the lion, the sirens with their seductive singing – animals and mythical creatures assume human strengths and weaknesses in myths and legends. They embody courage, power and fertility, seduce with conviction and represent cunning and guile. Eagles, lions, horses, deer, fi sh, snakes and their transformation into mythical creatures such as dragons, griffi ns, sphinxes, centaurs, unicorns and sirens form the focal point and invite the observer on a voyage of discovery of myths often originating in antiquity.

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Landesmuseum Zürich

Museumstrasse 2
8001 Zürich
Di - So 10:00–17:00
Do 10:00 - 19:00

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