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Mythological Creatures and the Chinese Zodiac in Origami

by John Montroll

Published:
1996 by Dover Publications
Pages:
120
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780486289717
ISBN-10:
0486289710

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Skill Level From intermediate to complex
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? No
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? No
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Yes

Overall Impression

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One of my favorite Montroll books, this book contains models based on one of the favorite amongst origami folders: mythological creatures.

Along with the more "common" mythological beings, like the dragon and sea-serpent, there are also more "exotic" subjects, such as the chimera, Cerberus, and a 3 headed dragon! With every one comes a description about the creature.

Also included, are 11 "real life" animals (plus a Chinese Dragon) representing the 12 years of the Chinese Zodiac. For every one of those models, full information about the beliefs associated with those born in the year of this animal are noted, as well as the Chinese and Japanese writing and pronunciation of the animal's name.

This book has more complex models than in most of Montroll's books, so I wouldn't recommend it for beginners.

There are 26 Origami Designs in Mythological Creatures and the Chinese Zodiac in Origami:

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Cards - diamond

Toys - Games

John Montroll10Square

The 4 playing card suits. The models are not to scale, and a scale is not given.
Origami Cards - diamond by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Christian Weinert
Cards - heart

Toys - Games

John Montroll12Square

The 4 playing card suits. The models are not to scale, and a scale is not given.
Origami Cards - heart by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Christian Weinert
Cards - spade

Toys - Games

John Montroll14Square

The 4 playing card suits. The models are not to scale, and a scale is not given.
Origami Cards - spade by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Christian Weinert
Cards - club

Toys - Games

John Montroll17Square

The 4 playing card suits. The models are not to scale, and a scale is not given.
Origami Cards - club by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Christian Weinert
Rat

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

John Montroll22SquareOrigami Rat by John Montroll Folded from a square of rice paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Bull

Mammals - Bovidae - Cows and Buffalo

John Montroll25SquareOrigami Bull by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Tiger

Mammals - Felidae - Tigers and Leopards

John Montroll30SquareOrigami Tiger by John Montroll Folded from a square of rice-paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Rabbit

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

John Montroll33SquareOrigami Rabbit by John Montroll Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Dragon - Chinese

Imaginary beings - Dragons

John Montroll36SquareOrigami Dragon - Chinese by John Montroll Folded from a square of Vietnamese wrapping-paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Snake

Reptiles - Snakes

John Montroll41SquareOrigami Snake by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Marco Abate
Horse

Mammals - Equidae - Horses and Donkeys

John Montroll44SquareOrigami Horse by John Montroll Folded from a square of Vietnamese wrapping-paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Ram

Mammals - Bovidae - Sheep, Goats and Bovides

John Montroll49SquareOrigami Ram by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Monkey

Mammals - Primates

John Montroll52SquareOrigami Monkey by John Montroll Folded from a square of Vietnamese wrapping-paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Rooster

Birds - Galliformes - Hens and Pheasants

John Montroll57SquareOrigami Rooster by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Dog

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

John Montroll61SquareOrigami Dog by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Wild boar

Mammals - Suidae - Pigs and Boars

John Montroll64SquareOrigami Wild boar by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Sea serpent

Imaginary beings

John Montroll70SquareOrigami Sea serpent by John Montroll Folded from a square of holographic gift-wrap by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Unicorn

Imaginary beings - Unicorns

John Montroll74SquareOrigami Unicorn by John Montroll Wet-folded from a square of 90gsm Fabriano art paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Centaur

Imaginary beings - Centaurs

John Montroll77SquareOrigami Centaur by John Montroll Folded from a square of Vietnamese wrapping-paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Griffin

Imaginary beings

John Montroll81SquareOrigami Griffin by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Pegasus

Imaginary beings - Pegasi

John Montroll85SquareOrigami Pegasus by John Montroll Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cerberus

Imaginary beings

John Montroll89SquareOrigami Cerberus by John Montroll Folded from a square of Vietnamese wrapping-paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Wyvern

Imaginary beings

John Montroll93SquareOrigami Wyvern by John Montroll Folded from a square of patterned gift-wrap by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Dragon - Western

Imaginary beings - Dragons

John Montroll98SquareOrigami Dragon - Western by John Montroll Folded from a square of decorated paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Chimera

Imaginary beings

John Montroll104SquareOrigami Chimera by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan
Dragon - three headed

Imaginary beings - Dragons

John Montroll111SquareOrigami Dragon - three headed by John Montroll on giladorigami.com
Folded by Eileen Tan