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Marginal creatures and hybrids

Conclusion

III. Religious and Philosophical Perspectives and their influence or reflection on Meddieval Ages’ society

II. What kind of marginal creatures can we find and their purpose

I. History, context and type of conception

Introduction

Index

  • Germanic heritage and mix of culture’s myth, biblical giants
  • The East as a land of wonders
  • Type of conception : sexuality, extension of land

I. History, context and type of conception

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Hybridity and Monstrosity:

  • Different Races
  • Cyclops, Cynephalus.
Travel and Encounter:
  • Marginal Creatures
  • Hidden Meanings.
Marginalia Interpretation:
  • Unconscious Impulses, Gryllus
  • Symbolism
  • Social Rules

Historical Context:

  • Exploration,
  • Mythological Roots,
  • Cultural Identity,
  • Territorial Shifts,
  • Norman Conquest, Celtic Mythologies.
Literary References:
  • Snorri Sturluson’s Gylfaginning, Giants in Bible, St. Augustine of Hippo.
  • Association with Humanity: Creation, Monstrous Creatures, Inner Deformity, Christianity.
Expanding Worldview:
  • European Expansion, East as a Land of Marvels, India, Astomi Tribe.

📸 Illustration 18 The 1st Psalm and dirty looks. The Bardolf-Vaux Psalter. + Detail

📸 The Ormesby Psalter, Illustration 19

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📸 Norandino and Lucina Discovered by the Ogre, Giovanni Lanfranco (1582–1647). Public Domain

  • Typology of marginal creatures through physical aspect
  • Typology of the monsters through psychic behaviour
  • Monster representation and their purpose > Mapae mundi and architecture

II. What kind of marginal creatures can we find and their purpose

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  • Complexity and Diversity
  • Types of Monsters: Physical (Symmetry, Climatic Conditions, Disproportionate Organs), Psychic (Behavioral, Prodigious, Deviation).
  • Antipodes, Androgynous, Blemmyes, Wild Men, Scylla.
  • Monstrosity in Maps: Cotton Map, Architectural Gargoyles..
  • Scholarly Insights: Lascault, Lucretius, "Monsters and the Exotic in Medieval England" Authors.
  • Hybridity and Juxtaposition: Familiar Elements, Unexpected Conjunctions.
  • Christian context, the Bible and monstruous representation
  • People views upon such monstrusity in marginal creatures and hybrids
  • The monster a notion to fight against and not to be tempted by = philosophical/ sociological interpretation

III. Religious and Philosophical Perspectives and their influence or reflection on Meddieval Ages’ society

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Typology

Context

  • Dynamics of Power and Marginality
  • Interpretation of Monstrosity in Texts and Images
  • Cultural Significance and Expression
  • Incorporation of Exoticism in English Literature
  • Reflection of Human Experience and Cultural Constructs

In all

  • Unveiling Hidden Meanings in Creatures
  • Experimentation with Natural Order
  • Theoretical Perspectives: Psychoanalysis and Post-Colonialism
  • Understanding Abjection and Disgust
  • Normative Standards and Deviations
  • Physical and Psychic Manifestations of Monstrosity
  • Christian Context and Symbolism

Conclusion:

Thank you!