Z is for Zitiron

Diana Beebe, Mermaids Don't Do Windows, MDDW, Diana Beebe's Blog, science fiction, fantasy, young adultaz15_ZitironI couldn’t think of a better way than to end the A to Z Challenge with a little-known, slightly mostly bizarre merknight called Zitiron.

He’s an armored knight with a fish tail.

Armor is heavy, so I’m not sure how well he can swim and yield a sword.

Zitiron has shown up in a few art pieces including the illuminated manuscript of Jacob van Maerlant‘s poem “Der Naturen Bloeme”, c.Ā 1350 (shown).

He shows up in Hieronymus Bosch’s really creepy painting The Garden of Earthly Delights from 1503. Bosch’s work is, um, disturbing, so I’m not even going to show the detail. It was worth mentioning the tiny zitiron knight swimming in the pond though.


  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zitiron
  • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zitiron.jpg

Whew! Challenge accepted and accomplished! *collapses*

What kinds of quests would a merknight be sent on? Which A to Z chimera creature was your favorite?

14 comments on… “Z is for Zitiron”

  1. A merknight. I like it! You have taught me a few things during this challenge, Diana. Mythical things from A to Z, I tell ya. LOL

    We finished! We finished! Drinks are on me. What’s your pleasure?

    • Diana Beebe

      It was a wild ride, Elen, but we finished! *wipes brow*

      I’d love a giant, steamy mug of drinking chocolate with whipped cream. I live dangerously. Thank you! *clinks glasses with Elen*

  2. Wow, that’s amazing – and bizarre! I’ve never heard of Zitiron.

    Congratulations on completing the A-Z! I’ve really enjoyed your posts this month šŸ™‚

    Fee | Wee White Hoose
    Scottish Mythology and Folklore A-Z

    • Diana Beebe

      Thank you! Congratulations to you, too. I’m still catching up on yours–I LOVE Scottish mythology even more now!

    • Diana Beebe

      Thanks for co-hosting A to Z! It gets bigger and bigger every year, and I look forward to next year. It might take me that long to figure out my next theme. šŸ™‚

    • Diana Beebe

      Thanks so much! It’s been fun discovering so many fun websites for me, too. šŸ˜€

  3. Hello there.
    Congratulations on surviving the A-Z Challenge! I didn’t get to visit your blog during the crazy month of April so I’m popping over today from the Road Trip. My goal is to visit all the blogs that linked up, before next year’s challenge starts up again.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

    • Diana Beebe

      I’m glad you stopped by. What a challenge you’ve given yourself! I hope you enjoyed it so far. šŸ™‚

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