Blemmyae

cvblemmyae-from-beo-msGot Medieval has a good post on Blemmyae in modern culture and OE. He has good pics for reference.

I should use this when discussing Beowulf and Judith, since it is in the same manuscript. The picture is from the Cotton Vittellius A.XV. (Blemmyae is a headless person.)

Update: Wish I had remembered this when I was teaching Magic, Monsters, and Women Warriors.

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