mislpronzaya (mislpronzaya) wrote,

Дикие люди- wodewoses

 О-ба! Я не помню, таких картинок!

wodewoses, wodwos
Wild men support coats of arms in the side panels of a portrait by Albrecht Dürer, 1499 (Alte Pinakothek, Munich).
The wild man (also wildman, or "wildman of the woods") is a mythical figure that appears in the artwork and literature of medieval Europe, comparable to the satyr or faun type in classical mythology and to Silvanus, the Roman god of the woodlands.
The defining characteristic of the figure is its "wildness"; from the 12th century they were consistently depicted as being covered with hair. Images of wild men appear in the carved and painted roof bosses where intersecting ogee vaults meet in the Canterbury Cathedral, in positions where one is also likely to encounter the vegetal Green Man. The image of the wild man survived to appear as supporter for heraldic coats-of-arms, especially in Germany, well into the 16th century. Renaissance engravers in Germany and Italy were particularly fond of wild men, wild women, and wild families, with examples from Martin Schongauer (died 1491) and Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) among others.

Ball of the burning wodewoses, from Froissart's Chroniques c1470, Harley MS 4380, f. 1r
1470 год лесные люди ворвались на бал и их подожгли( лесных людей)

Ball of the burning wodewoses, from Froissart's Chroniques c1470
Tags: wodewoses, woodewoses, Средние века, лесной человек, леший, св Христофор

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