Medieval Manuscripts And Monty Python Agree – Rabbits Are Violent!


By Raven Fon

Medieval manuscripts were often found to contain all sorts of drawings. Some were ridiculous, some were amusing, and some were just plain odd. There were always animals, and humans, and sometimes a combination of the two.

These drawings were found in the manuscripts marginalia, and are also called a “drollery” or “grotesque.”

While you  might consider the interpretation of rabbit symbology to convey innocence, shyness, or fertility- these are anything but adorable. Perhaps a bit confusing.

Back in the days of peculiar medieval doodles, animals were portrayed with human characteristics. Many of them were meant to poke fun, or lighten the feeling of the text on which they were displayed.

So, as you take a look at the many horrific scenes of homicidal bunnies, and psychopathic rabbits, remember: Monty Python had it right– rabbits are violent.

Psychotic Killer Rabbit
A psychotic killer rabbit from – Paris, Bibl. de la Sorbonne, ms. 0121, f. 023

 

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