[Bards] jester

Jay Rudin rudin at ev1.net
Mon Jun 25 10:10:10 PDT 2007

Willow wrote:

> While looking for information I found this thing of interest. Do any
> of you know anything about this jester?
> Eulenspiegel, Till

Very little.  He's a legendary trickster, although some claim he existed, 
and a headstone, allegedly his, exists.  The first known stories about him 
appear to be from the early 1500s, and it was then that the grave was 
discovered.  Like most such legends, there are lots of stories and very 
little documentation.  His name can be made to mean "Owl-mirror" in High 
German, but something else extremely crude in Low German.  (The first book 
about him was written in the High German of the time, but there are enough 
puns that don't work in High German that it's believed that the stories 
were originally written in Low German.)

But that's pretty much all I know about him.

Here's a partial preview of an English translation of the Till Eulenspiegel 

Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin 

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