Renart and Chantecler: Two Animals that Shaped French Culture and Language
Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz:
A few months ago, I wrote about the Gallic rooster and how it became the symbol of France. Then William Bahr, an online friend with whom I share an interest in the French Revolution, asked me why the rooster was called Chantecler. This caused me to do a bit more research and led me to some curious French fable finds.
To find out why Chantecler is a favored name for French roosters, we have to go back to the twelfth century and start with a fox.
…Continue reading here for another one of those French mysteries uncovered by Margo’s Curious Rambler research. Why is a fox called a renard? And, how does a singing coq get its name.
Via:: The Curious Rambler