Beast

Coot


Latin name: Fulica
Other names: Foulque, Phulica, Ulica
Category: Bird

An intelligent bird that stays in one place

General Attributes

The coot is an intelligent bird; unlike other birds it does not fly about, but stays in one place. It eats fish, but does not eat dead bodies. It builds its nest in the middle of water or on a stone surrounded by water. When it sees a storm coming it returns to its nest or dives under the water.

Allegory/Moral

The coot represents the man who lives according to God's will and remains within the Church, rather than straying down the path of heresy or following worldly pleasures.