My last stick figure lit post had the two Cambridge students running after the borrowed horse, Bayard. I love that we know the horse's name.
Bayard seems to be a name for a bay horse. I feel like I've read it before, in other pieces of lit. Have I? Do you folks know other Bayards?
I like that medieval writers give us names for animals. Horses seem especially important. There's Gringolet, for example.
What other famous horses do we know? (The other two I know are Traveler, Robert E Lee's famous and beautiful gray horse, and Comanche, the US cavalry horse that was found at the Little Bighorn battlefield after the battle.)
Dogs? Asta in lit, and lots of historical dogs from fairly recent history. But I don't remember any dog names in medieval lit. In fact, I don't remember any dog names from early modern lit (other than Cub and Tom), either. Nor, does it seem to me, are there many dogs.
In contrasts, we have Greymalkin and Malkin for cats, no? Other cats?
Chaunticleer and Pertelote, but other poultry?
Don Russell or Reynard, but other wild animals?