hwæles ēðel

hwæles ēðel, kenning: whale’s home (the sea). (HWAE-luhs-AY-thell / ˈhwæ-ləs-ˌeː-θɛl)

For more on medieval whales, check out my other blog, Dēor-hord, the medieval and modern bestiary!

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Yunus (Jonah) and the whale, from Rashid al-Din’s Jami al-tawarikh (The Collection of Histories). Iran (Tabriz), c. 1314. University of Edinburgh Special Collections, MS 20, f. 23v. [collections.ed.ac.uk]