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Pistris, Pistrix, Pristis, or Pristrix

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The sea-monster sent to devour Andromʹeda. In ancient art it is represented with a dragon’s head, the neck and head of a beast, fins for the forelegs, and the body and tail of a fish. In Christian art the pistris was usually employed to represent the whale which swallowed Jonah. (Aratus: Contmentaries.) Aratus died A.D. 213.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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