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VMs: Re: More iconographic parallels

I thought Prester John was a king from Ethiopia.

- In the land of Prester John in India, small animals resembling bare sheep
grow in the trees

Basically, Sir John Mandeville never went to India, but needed to mention Prester John (to support his claim that he had been to India), as "everyone" knew about the powerful leader/king Prester John in India and his fabulous wealth... however, it was no more than a medieval urban myth.