'De Herinacio. On the Hedgehog' the first nature video based on medieval bestiary ('the Rochester Bestiary', British Library, Royal 12 F XIII).
In Latin with English subs.

Dolls & animation: Ala Nunu Leszyńska/Obrazki nunu
Storyboard: Karolina Chabier
Music: Magda Tejchma
Narrated by Agnieszka Budzińska-Bennett/Ensemble Peregrina
Text after the Latin Physiologus translated by Miłosz Sosnowski

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blue lady
epistolary, France 16th century.
Avignon, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 29, fol. 78r

blue lady

epistolary, France 16th century.

Avignon, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 29, fol. 78r

Lion of St. Mark
Hours of Isabelle de Lalaing, Hainaut ca. 1490.
BnF, Arsenal, ms. 1185, fol. 42v

Lion of St. Mark

Hours of Isabelle de Lalaing, Hainaut ca. 1490.

BnF, Arsenal, ms. 1185, fol. 42v

catche ye litle foxis to us, that destrien the vyneris(Song of Solomon 2:15)
Rothschild Canticles, Flanders 14th century.
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, MS 404, fol. 55r

catche ye litle foxis to us, that destrien the vyneris
(Song of Solomon 2:15)

Rothschild Canticles, Flanders 14th century.

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, MS 404, fol. 55r

God chasing a naked girl(Song of Songs)
Rothschild Canticles, Flanders 14th century.
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, MS 404, fol. 23r

God chasing a naked girl
(Song of Songs)

Rothschild Canticles, Flanders 14th century.

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, MS 404, fol. 23r

medieval snorkelingKonrad Kyeser, Bellifortis, Bavaria 1459.
København, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Thott 290 2º, fol. 45r

medieval snorkeling

Konrad Kyeser, Bellifortis, Bavaria 1459.

København, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Thott 290 2º, fol. 45r

hedgehog spoiling the vineyardBestiary, Thérouanne ca. 1277.
LA, The J. Paul Getty Museum, MS. Ludwig XV 4, fol. 83r

hedgehog spoiling the vineyard

Bestiary, Thérouanne ca. 1277.

LA, The J. Paul Getty Museum, MS. Ludwig XV 4, fol. 83r

bird hat guy and a ballchinian monsterLuttrell Psalter, England ca. 1325-1340.
British Library, Add 42130, fol. 145r

bird hat guy and a ballchinian monster

Luttrell Psalter, England ca. 1325-1340.

British Library, Add 42130, fol. 145r

monkey hugging a kitten
gradual, Valenciennes 16th century.
Douai, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 109, fol. 1r

monkey hugging a kitten

gradual, Valenciennes 16th century.

Douai, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 109, fol. 1r

furry demons
 Jacobus de Teramo, ‘Litigatio Christi cum Belial’ (German translation of ‘Consolatio peccatorum, seu Processus Luciferi contra Jesum Christum’), Germany 1461
München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cgm 48, fol. 95r

furry demons

Jacobus de Teramo, ‘Litigatio Christi cum Belial’ (German translation of ‘Consolatio peccatorum, seu Processus Luciferi contra Jesum Christum’), Germany 1461

München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cgm 48, fol. 95r

St. Augustine and devils holding books
Saint Augustine, ‘La Cité de Dieu’ (French translation of ‘De Civitate Dei’), France ca. 1450.
Strasbourg, Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire, ms. 523, fol. 230r

St. Augustine and devils holding books

Saint Augustine, ‘La Cité de Dieu’ (French translation of ‘De Civitate Dei’), France ca. 1450.

Strasbourg, Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire, ms. 523, fol. 230r

cloaked leaf-tailed hybridLuttrell Psalter, England ca. 1325-1340.
British Library, Add 42130, fol. 182v

cloaked leaf-tailed hybrid

Luttrell Psalter, England ca. 1325-1340.

British Library, Add 42130, fol. 182v

bagpiping cat [that’s an otter, not a cat]
Book of Hours, Lyon, ca. 1505-1510.
Lyon, Bibliothèque municipale, Ms 6881, fol. 63v

bagpiping cat [that’s an otter, not a cat]

Book of Hours, Lyon, ca. 1505-1510.

Lyon, Bibliothèque municipale, Ms 6881, fol. 63v

cock on stilts and dancing dogRoman d’Alexandre, Tournai 1338-1344
Bodleian Library, MS. Bodl. 264, fol. 91r

cock on stilts and dancing dog

Roman d’Alexandre, Tournai 1338-1344

Bodleian Library, MS. Bodl. 264, fol. 91r

oh hi there 'The Dawnce of Makabre' from Carthusian miscellany, Yorkshire or Lincolnshire ca. 1460-1500. 
BL, Add 37049, fol. 31v

oh hi there 

'The Dawnce of Makabre' from Carthusian miscellany, Yorkshire or Lincolnshire ca. 1460-1500.

BL, Add 37049, fol. 31v