Beast

Weasel


Latin name: Mustella
Other names: Belette, Mostoille, Moustoile, Mustele, Mustelete, Vair, Varius

The weasel conceives at the mouth and gives birth through the ear

General Attributes

The weasel is a dirty animal that must not be eaten. It conceives at the mouth and gives birth through the ear (though some say it is the other way around). If the birth takes place through the right ear, the offspring will be male; if it is through the left ear, a female will be born. There are two types of weasel; one lives in the woods and the other in houses. Weasels chase mice and snakes. The cleverness of weasels is shown by the way they move their young from place to place. They are also skilled in medicine and can revive their young if they are killed.

The weasel is the enemy of the basilisk and is the only animal that can kill one.

Allegory/Moral

Weasels signify people who willing hear the seed of the divine word, but then do nothing with what they have heard.