mēowle

mēowle, f.n: a maid, damsel, virgin, woman. (MAY-oh-leh)

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A unicorn resting its head in a maiden’s lap. Most depictions of this scenario have a hunter stabbing the poor unicorn but in this image we can imagine the two are simply good friends. Jacob van Maerlant’s Der Naturen Bloeme. Flanders, c. 1350. Hague, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB, KA 16, f. 63r. [bestiary.ca]