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Dr. Know
110700.  Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:13 pm Reply with quote

its that too

 
Celebaelin
851073.  Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:03 pm Reply with quote

Prompted by a thread that has just been started regarding an online alchemy book I had another look for that

Celebaelin wrote:
...image of mercurius which looks remarkably like a giant chicken with a mans' head and three intertwined serpent tail-type thingies with planetary objects dangling from them...

that I wrote about in this thread in one of my very first posts here (post 32802). I've found it



http://vintageprintable.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Monster-Python-Mercurius-as-three-headed-dragon..jpg (larger version)

it's German from the 1600's. Python - Mercurius as a three-headed dragon.

The myth of Apollo slaying the dragon Python is probably a syncresis resulting from the fusion of a pre-Hellenic belief regarding Delphi with the superseding Hellenic one.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_%28mythology%29

 
Spud McLaren
851283.  Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:27 pm Reply with quote

Are you sure that "Python" is a caption, and not the artist's signature?

Natty boots it has, by the way.

 
Sadurian Mike
851388.  Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:41 am Reply with quote

It also appears to be a fan of auto-erotic asphyxiation.

 

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