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Why were wyverns wary when witnessing willies?

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manonhermione
1345947.  Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:02 am Reply with quote

Wyverns are dragon-like creatures, seen throughout popular culture from Dungeons and Dragons to Game of Thrones. Like dragons, they are aggressive and attack without provocation. Unlike dragons, they are terrified of naked men. According to medieval bestiaries, wyverns would blush and run away from nude humans, the reason being that they were afraid of humans with nothing to hide.

Please see a wonderful medieval depiction of this below:


Source: A lecture by Dr Miranda Griffin (a nice bit of nominative determinism at play here too)


Last edited by manonhermione on Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:31 am; edited 2 times in total

 
Jenny
1345962.  Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:52 pm Reply with quote

I fixed the picture for you! Love it...

We must save that for the W series, assuming we get that far, though Commander Lloyd did once assure me that we would start on numbers once we reached Z.

 
manonhermione
1345970.  Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:47 pm Reply with quote

Thank you so much, Jenny- Iím new to posting so wasnít sure about formatting.
That is a relief to hear!

 
crissdee
1345971.  Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:51 pm Reply with quote

On a side issue. If you changed "of" in the title to "when witnessing" it would be slightly funnier.

 
manonhermione
1345972.  Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:53 pm Reply with quote

Consider it done!

 
bobwilson
1345981.  Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:09 pm Reply with quote

Well, officer, the reason I'm wondering through the woods naked is that I'm a bitsy scared of encountering a Wyvern

 

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