Eels in Decameron
Ciacco and Biondello and the Eels
story by Wietse van Eijsden
The eel is a long, thin, snake-like fish, some types of which can be eaten. Eels play an important role in the eighth novella of the ninth day of the Decameron. In this tour we will follow the plot on an original miniature. After that, we will inspect the similarities between the main characters and the eels. But let’s start off with a few lines from the original text...