Arachniturkey Historically

Arachniturkey: Medieval

Though our knowledge of the arachniturkey is mostly derived from modern-day accounts, there is some evidence that suggests it was also encountered in earlier times, making the common accusations regarding its inception (such as gene-tampering and toxic waste dumpage) somewhat of a moot point.

Take, for example, this medieval woodcut depicting a vicious attack on an unlucky wanderer by a beast which we can only assume to be an arachniturkey. Even though there are a few inconsistencies in relation to what we now know of the animal, such things can easily be attributed to a combination of symbolism and the likelihood that the artist had never actually seen the creature firsthand.

2 thoughts on “Arachniturkey Historically

  1. Or this is a very accurate portrayal of the insectaturkey (the only such creature of that time period) and what we now know of as the arachniturkey is what remains of the animal after being exposed to toxic waste dumpage.

  2. Well, though it seems to be a common misconception, the introduction of toxic waste to a living organism usually results in a more drastic change than the simple addition of a pair of legs and spinnerets. In fact, most tests have shown that the end result is actually the death of the animal involved (or at least the conversion to a gigantic reptiloid form).

    Based on this, the general consensus is that either this is simply a misrepresentation of the modern arachniturkey, or that a related form of the creature existed (which, as you mentioned, might be described as an insectiturkey). The question then is whether this “insectiturkey” actually would have possessed spinnerets, possibly nullifying that designation. We can only hope that further proof in either direction is eventually found.

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