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mythologyofblue:

The 1436 world map of Andrea Bianco.

mythologyofblue:

The 1436 world map of Andrea Bianco.

Meister des Codex Manesse, Walther von der Vogelweide.

Meister des Codex Manesse, Walther von der Vogelweide.

yama-bato:

Alchemy    15th century
Forma Speculi Trinitae
Christ crucified, dressed in black with wings; above his crown sits a   three-headed bird, in each hand is a crown on which sits a bird, at each   foot are the head and shoulders of a man.

yama-bato:

Alchemy 15th century

Forma Speculi Trinitae

Christ crucified, dressed in black with wings; above his crown sits a three-headed bird, in each hand is a crown on which sits a bird, at each foot are the head and shoulders of a man.

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timeimmemorial:

Jacobi Mangeti - Bibliotheca chemica curiosa (1702). Detail.

timeimmemorial:

Jacobi Mangeti - Bibliotheca chemica curiosa (1702). Detail.

"There is, too, a very general rumor, which many have verified by their own experience, or which trustworthy persons who have heard the experience of others corroborate, that sylvans and fauns, who are commonly called ‘incubi,’ had often made wicked assaults upon women, and satisfied their lust upon them; and that certain devils, called Duses by the Gauls, are constantly attempting and effecting this impurity is so generally affirmed, that it were impudent to deny it."

Augustine, City of God, XV, 23

"Still if some are occasionally begotten from demons, it is not from the seed of such demons, nor from their assumed bodies, but from the seed of men taken for the purpose; as when the demon assumes first the form of a woman, and afterwards of a man; just as they take the seed of other things for other generating purposes, as Augustine says (De Trin. iii), so that the person born is not the child of a demon, but of a man."

Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, I, 51, 3

acheiropoietos:

Portable AltarGerman, 1190–1200
This altar contains the relics of forty saints whose names are inscribed on the reverse.  The relics within (which include hair identified by its label as that of St. John the Evangelist and semiprecious stones associated with St. Christopher) are wrapped in textiles and labeled.  

acheiropoietos:

Portable Altar
German, 1190–1200


This altar contains the relics of forty saints whose names are inscribed on the reverse.  The relics within (which include hair identified by its label as that of St. John the Evangelist and semiprecious stones associated with St. Christopher) are wrapped in textiles and labeled.  

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booksnbuildings:

disturbthebookmites:

German, c. 1300.

Make sure to check the high-resolution version; it’s incredibly detailed.

booksnbuildings:

disturbthebookmites:

German, c. 1300.

Make sure to check the high-resolution version; it’s incredibly detailed.

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