Sunday, November 22, 2009

Devil's Bible?


The "Devil's Bible" or Codex Giga, is a thirteenth century Christian manuscript, now held in Sweden, that is famed for its depiction of a devil, as seen above. In America, and presumably elsewhere, the National Geographic channel has done a rather lurid documentary concerning this manuscript, which I just briefly watched, before switching to the infinitely more satisfying Robot vs Aztec Mummy (1958).

This Christian "devil" has horns, a snake in his mouth, bird legs and claws.

Now, that's what I call ironic, that is ...


Have a wonderful Sunday.

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2 reader comments:

Valerie said...

A garuda?

TENPA said...

As I have remarked elsewhere, what I find interesting is that the manuscript dates to the plague era, and garudas are known to eradicate plagues.