Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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  • Title: XXXVII. On the Beaver [The male beaver’s genitals are used as a medicine. When a hunter pursues the beaver, the animal bites off his genitals and throws them at the hunter to save himself. So too, the author allegorizes, should we throw our sins at the devil and acquire spiritual fruits including continence and chastity in good works. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Physiologus..  University of Chicago Press, 2009.  Pages 52 - 52.
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  • Article Type: Translation
  • Subject (See Also): Animals in Literature Bestiaries Chastity in Literature Latin Literature Literature- Prose Physiologus Bestiary- Latin
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  • Century: 6
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  • Year of Publication: 2009.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0226128709
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