The Mahou Blog

October 20, 2009

Rumored humanzees

Filed under: Uncategorized — mahou @ 7:11 pm

There have been occasional reports and rumors of humanzees throughout history. St. Peter Damian, in his 11th century De bono religiosi status et variorum animantium tropologia, tells of a Count Gulielmus whose pet ape became his wife’s lover. One day the ape became “mad with jealousy” on seeing the count lying with his wife and it fatally attacked him. Damian claims he was told about this incident by Pope Alexander II and shown a creature named “Maimo”, which was supposed to be the offspring of the countess and the ape.


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