Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Video: A Medieval Hedgehog Tale

Friday, October 24, 2014

Isabella reporting,

Today's short video, De Herinacio: On the Hedgehog, is no ordinary nature video. Instead it's a charming animation inspired by a 13th c. English medieval bestiary, the Rochester Bestiary, now in the British Library (shown right.) This story of how hedgehogs collect grapes from vineyards for their families is imaginative, even if it bears little resemblance to real hedgehog behavior; you can read more about the story here on the British Library blog.

The video was made by Obrazki nunu and Discarding Images. Yes, it's in Latin, but there are English subtitles, and it's just delightful.

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Heloise said...

That is so geeky its awesome. :)

Ana said...

Wonderful :) !

Elizabeth said...

Worth it just for the super- cute baby hedgehogs!

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