Blemmyes | They were here and might return | Scoop.it

THE BLEMMYAI or STERNOPHTHALMOI "chest-eyes" were a tribe of headless cannibal men whose faces were set upon their chests.

 

These acephalous creatures were said to dwell in either Africa or India.

 

The Chest-Eyes were very popular in Medieval bestiaries and in the illustrations filling the Terra Incognita of old maps....

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blemmyes

 

Compare with Xing Tian :

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See also the general type (Anthropophagi)

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