Image Source: Tiles painted by Francis Hosker.
M0053 (not in Perry). Source: De Vitry 297. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry was not systematic in his coverage of medieval sources. The classical Latin name for the badger is meles; the word taxus is commonly found in medieval sources. You can see the same root in the German Dachs-hund, “badger-dog,” because the dog was bred to flush badgers out of their burrows. For another story about the fox’s confession, see #228.