Reynard the fox is a literary cycle of medieval allegorical dutch english french and german fables the first extant versions of the cycle date to the second half of the 12th century the genre is very popular throughout the late middle ages and in chapbook form throughout the early modern period. Reynard the fox hero of several medieval european cycles of versified animal tales that satirize contemporary human society though reynard is sly amoral cowardly and self seeking he is still a sympathetic hero whose cunning is a necessity for survival. Reynard the fox is a pagan trickster god and the son of persephone queen of the underworld reynard the fox deceived julia wicker and the free trader beowulf pretending to be our lady underground a peaceful goddess able to give them great powers. Still more the literary artistry of reynard the fox its pace its deft twists of plot its zany characters and its savage humor persuades us that to survive in this world it is more important to pretend to be good than actually to be good to this extent at least reynard is the secret twin of his great contemporary niccolo machiavelli. Reynard the fox was medieval europes trickster figure a nasty but charistmatic character who was always in trouble but always able to talk his way out of any retribution the reynard stories were and are available in several languages and with many variations the digital text published here is
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