Risqué image of the Middle Ages. The “horns” They used to be popular then, and it was in the Middle Ages who was born the expression “put horns”
Al post https://www.pilloledistoria.it/4383/medioevo/perche-persona-tradita-detta-cornuta, I published on History Pills some time ago, Today I add to Emiliano Friends, which also found on his blog sguardosulmedioevo.org, on the same subject, ie origins of the expression “put horns” to refer to a betrayal; Article by Emiliano, once again thank you for your cooperation, He adds further detail to what I wrote about.
The commonly used term “put horns” drift, as always, our beloved Middle Ages: we find ourselves Byzantium when Emperor Andronico 1 Comneno, a great lover and skillful seducer conspired violently I manuele, his cousin, who he found himself obliged to imprison.
Andronico, while ascending on the throne, He was ready for anything, so much so that the killed widow of his cousin and heir Alessio II weaving all the time certain sinful relationships and sometimes incestuous.
He fought strongly against the aristocrats: He was shut down, He kidnapped the wives with whom he used to play a long time and, in the sense of scarring, He hung on the buildings of his victims of slain deer heads during countless hunts.
In the year 1185 the soldiers of William II, after the conquest of Thessaloniki, noticed this strange habit without understanding why: when he was born the term explained “put horns“.
The word “horned” he had, then, widespread especially in Sicily.
What happened to him Andronicus Comnenius?
It was lynched by the crowd just as it was told by Boccaccio
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