Elefant – E.3 – II.1 Physiologus, Bestiarien

There is almost no bestiary material in Middle Dutch. Only in the (mnfrk.) translation of the Bestiaire d’amour (→ D.1 II.1) in the Nederrijns Moraalboek an elephant may be found. As in the original the birthing in the water is interpreted as the necessity to keep love hidden and the birthing of a young is compared to the accepting of her lover by a woman.

Paul Wackers

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