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[[Pliny]] speaks of a creature, which he calls the ''bonasus'', of Paeonia (in [[Asia]]), having the mane of a [[horse]], but in all other respects the look of a [[bull]], with [[horn]]s so curled as to represent no danger, but capable of emitting excrement whilst running away, of such noxiousness that pursuers were scorched as if by [[fire]].<br>
 
[[Pliny]] speaks of a creature, which he calls the ''bonasus'', of Paeonia (in [[Asia]]), having the mane of a [[horse]], but in all other respects the look of a [[bull]], with [[horn]]s so curled as to represent no danger, but capable of emitting excrement whilst running away, of such noxiousness that pursuers were scorched as if by [[fire]].<br>
 
Subsequent accounts have added a horse's tail to the mane, and [[poison]]ous gas to the excrement, and the variant name of '''bonacon'''.<p>
 
Subsequent accounts have added a horse's tail to the mane, and [[poison]]ous gas to the excrement, and the variant name of '''bonacon'''.<p>
For reasons of ''politesse'', the SCA do not (currently) allow the bonasus/bonacon as an heraldic [[charge]].
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For reasons of ''politesse'', the SCA do not (currently) allow the bonasus/bonacon as an [[heraldic]] [[charge]].

Revision as of 19:57, 8 February 2006

Pliny speaks of a creature, which he calls the bonasus, of Paeonia (in Asia), having the mane of a horse, but in all other respects the look of a bull, with horns so curled as to represent no danger, but capable of emitting excrement whilst running away, of such noxiousness that pursuers were scorched as if by fire.

Subsequent accounts have added a horse's tail to the mane, and poisonous gas to the excrement, and the variant name of bonacon.

For reasons of politesse, the SCA do not (currently) allow the bonasus/bonacon as an heraldic charge.