MYS284: The tales of King Arthur are filled with mysterious creatures, including one called the Questing Beast. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss this strange and mysterious cryptid, whether it was just a creature of Medieval imagination or if it could have a basis in the real world.
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Links for this episode:
- Gerald Davis’s book Le Morte d’Arthur: The New Retelling
- Samuel Wilson’s book The Emperor’s Giraffe: And Other Stories of Cultures in Contact
- Dorsey Armstrong’s course Medieval Myths & Mysteries
- Thomas Malory (Encyclopedia Britannica)
- Wars of the Roses
- Pelicans in Christian History
- Questing Beast
- Helmut Nickel’s article What Kind of Animal Was the Questing Beast?
- Camelopardis constellation
- Camelopardis etymology
- Giraffe Sounds (article)
- Giraffe Sounds (video)
- Knights of the Round Table Song (Video)
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