Beast

Jay


Latin name: Graculus
Other names: Choucas, Gargalus, Geai, Gragulo, Iaye, Jackdaw

A very noisy bird

General Attributes

The jay or jackdaw is a noisy bird. It lives in forests and flies from tree to tree, singing noisily. A captured jackdaw can be kept in a cage and can be taught to talk. If such a bird escapes back to the forest, it is even noisier than before.

Allegory/Moral

Jays represent gossips, those who take pleasure in repeating gossip and listening to slander. The escaped jay represents the man who leaves a monastic order, and turns his gift of speech to slander.