moonjunk:

Jacob Bryant’s Orphic Egg (1774)
“Jacob Bryant (1715–1804) was a British scholar and mythographer.
The Orphic Egg in the Ancient Greek Orphic tradition is the cosmic egg from which hatched the primordial hermaphroditic deity Phanes/Protogonus (variously equated also with Zeus, Pan, Metis, Eros, Erikepaios and Bromius) who in turn created the other gods. The egg is often depicted with a serpent wound about it.”

SHUCKS. I love this little guy.

moonjunk:

Jacob Bryant’s Orphic Egg (1774)

“Jacob Bryant (1715–1804) was a British scholar and mythographer.

The Orphic Egg in the Ancient Greek Orphic tradition is the cosmic egg from which hatched the primordial hermaphroditic deity Phanes/Protogonus (variously equated also with Zeus, Pan, Metis, Eros, Erikepaios and Bromius) who in turn created the other gods. The egg is often depicted with a serpent wound about it.”

SHUCKS. I love this little guy.

f-featherbrain:

Haresis Dea
(Female personification of heresy with the mythical monster mantichora.)
Printmaker Anton Eisenhut (1554-1603), publisher Balthaser Caymox (1590-1635).
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f-featherbrain:

Haresis Dea

(Female personification of heresy with the mythical monster mantichora.)

Printmaker Anton Eisenhut (1554-1603), publisher Balthaser Caymox (1590-1635).

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heatherandrose:

Monk Fish

heatherandrose:

Monk Fish

loieloie:

apocalypse du ballet by jj grandville

loieloie:

apocalypse du ballet by jj grandville