rȳan

rȳan, wk.v: to roar, rage. (“ru-an”)

lion

Image of lions from an English bestiary, c. 1200-1210 (British Library, Royal MS 12 C. xix, 6r). According to medieval bestiaries, the lion’s cubs are born dead and are brought to life on the third day when the mother breathes in their faces or the father roars over them. Read more about medieval lions on The Medieval Bestiary.

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