Sunday, November 7, 2010

Image: Hyaenae, Masculus et Femina


M0140 - M0141 - M0142
141. Hyaenae, Masculus et Femina. Hyaenas singulis annis naturam mutare ferunt, et qui modo mas fuit, deinde in feminam converti. Cum olim itaque hyaena masculus contra Naturae leges cum femina coire vellet, “Heus tu,” illa ait, “ne quid tale facias; haec eadem enim mox ipse patieris.”


Image Source: Medieval image of a hyena.

M0141 = Perry243. Source: De Furia 325. This is Perry 243. According to the animal lore of ancient Greece, the hyena changed its gender every year.

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