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deer with wings, that casts the shadow of a man. Their feathers might be
light blue or dark green.
According to a rabbi from Fez in the 1500's, an unknown Greek scholar
stated that the Perytons were originally from
Atlantis. (The rabbi's
manuscript has also been lost.) They would fly in flocks, and attack
sailors near the Strait of Gibraltar. The soldiers with Scipio
encountered them, and their weapons were useless against the Perytons,
although each Peryton could only kill one man each.
Believed to be the spirit of travelers who died far away from home.
picture above is probably a flying gazelle- not a deer. Pictures
of flying gazelles were more common and represented the idea of speed.
This is a picture of a ancient Egyptian rendition of one-