Geoffroy Trump XVI

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Cerberus? Eureka?


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A marvellous collection of paintings, woodcuts and engravings depicting the (quite literal) Mouth/Jaws of Hell:

http://monsterbrains.blogspot.com/2008_ ... chive.html

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Pen wrote:A marvellous collection of paintings, woodcuts and engravings depicting the (quite literal) Mouth/Jaws of Hell:

http://monsterbrains.blogspot.com/2008_ ... chive.html

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Whow, that's impressive ... it's a pity, that he don't give much about his sources.
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Incredible, once I thought I saw his face, but I thought ¨I was seeing ghosts¨... Brilliant pictures Pen!
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One interesting Leviatan (1)
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Gossuin de Metz. (s. XIII).


(1). (This is a monster in the Door of the Heaven).
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Are you sure it is not hell's mouth beneath the sphere of elements.

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In the Middle Age, the Leviatan became a common metaphor to refer to Hell.

Another example:

Conques (France, s. XI)
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The Leviathan is related to the Dances of Death. Death is Hell which eat sinners.
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(Dance of Death Woman, 1491)

that is to say... This:
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Revelationes sanctae Birgittae. Edición de A. Koberger. Nürnberg, 1500.

Its the same idea of this:
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The Tower and the Leviatan (lol, how scary :p )

The Hours of Catherine of Cleves

Created in Utrecht, The Netherlands, around 1440
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