- a long verse narrative in which the misadventures of animals satirize human foibles and follies.
Origin of beast epic
First recorded in 1885–90
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The "beast-epic," as it was called, was also a favourite theme, especially in the form of Reynard the Fox.German Culture Past and Present
Ernest Belfort Bax
Bortell, the bull, in the beast-epic called Reynard the Fox .
Bru´in, the name of the bear, in the beast-epic called Reynard the Fox.
Copple, the hen killed by Reynard, in the beast-epic called Reynard the Fox .