What If The Animals From Medieval Bestiaries Could Move…

Zuzanna Stańska 19 November 2017 min Read

I love animals from Medieval bestiaries. They are truly beautiful. So when I came across this video with the animation of the hedgehog described in Latin Physiologus I just couldn't resist... The Polish animating studio Obrazki nunu & fanpage Discarding Images present: the first nature video based on medieval bestiary. In Latin (!) with English Subs. And according to the Physiologus, the hedgehog looks like a suckling piglet. Text after the Latin Physiologus : 'Phisiologus dicit quod herinatius figuram habet porcelli lactentis. Hic deforis totus est spinosus. Sed tempore vindemiarum ingreditur in vineam, et ubi viderit uvam bonam, ascendit super vitem et exacinat uvam illam, ita ut cadant omnes racemi in terram. Deinde descendit et volutat se super illos ita ut omnes racemi figantur in spinis eius, et sic portat escam filiis suis.' which in English means (translated by Miłosz Sosnowski): 'The Physiologue says that a hedgehog has the shape of a suckling piglet. On the outside it is entirely covered with spines. During the grape-gathering season the hedgehog enters the vineyard. And when it sees a good grape, it climbs up the vine and removes that grape in such a way as to make all the clusters fall onto the ground. Then it climbs down and rolls itself over them so that that all the grapes get caught in its spines This is how it brings food to its offspring.' Cute, isnt' it? Dolls & animation: Ala nunu Leszyńska Storyboard: Karolina Chabier Music: Magda Tejchma Narrated by Agnieszka Budzińska-Bennett