Sunday, August 22, 2010

Illustrated: Leo, Vacca, Capra, et Ovis


M0015 - M0016 - M0017
16. Leo, Vacca, Capra, et Ovis. Societatem aliquando iunxerant leo, vacca, capra, et ovis. Cervum permagnum cum cepissent, leo praedam divisit in quattuor partes aequales. Tum ita locutus est, “Prima pars mea est, quia sum leo; secundam mihi tribuetis, quia sum fortissimus; tertiam mihi sumo propter egregium laborem meum; quartam qui tetigerit, iram meam excitabit.” Sic totam praedam solus retinuit.

leo, vacca, capra et ovis

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the colored Steinhowel images. Notice the very red blood!

M0016 = Perry339. Source: Heidelberg 8. This is Perry 339. For another version of the “lion’s share,” see #31. See also the hypocrisy of the ruler of the wolf pack, #93.

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