The noctuid moth Ascalapha odorata bears the common name “Black Witch”. It is considered an omen of death in Mexican and Caribbean folklore. In Mexico, it is known as “Mariposa de la muerte”.

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Trip into demonology


During the 16th century, it was believed that each demon had more strength during a special month of the year. So people born on those months are influenced by them.

Belial in January
Leviathan in February
Satan in March
Belphegor in April
Lucifer in May
Berith in June
Beelzebub in July
Astaroth in August
Thammuz in September
Baal in October
Asmodai in November
Moloch in December

Sometimes I wonder, why I know more about demons than angels.

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A really nifty book I just picked up today, it’s set up like a textbook detailing the fictional biography of a scientist who dissected and studied various mythological and religious creatures before abruptly vanishing from society in the early 1900’s, the book being mostly composed of Grey’s Anatomy style plates detailing the creatures’ internal anatomy from several different angles.

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Saint  Denis, Notre Dame de Paris, France, 1225.


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This is my favorite thing on the internet.

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