Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Illustrated: Saga Damnata


M0888 - M0889 - M0890

889. Saga Damnata. Quaedam mulier, non modicum ex suis divinationibus et mendaciis quaestum captans apud imperitam plebem, promittebat deorum iras in se infensorum suis artibus placaturam. Contigit ut ipsa impietatis apud iudices postularetur eorumque iudicio damnata, ad patibulum duceretur. Cui plebs, “O insanam mendacemque creaturam! Tu, quae nuper caelestium iram a plebe avertere profitebaris, humanam in te mutare nec lenire potuisti?”

Saga

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Medici Aesop images. This artist imagines she is a real witch; you can see her making a pact with the devil off to the left.

M0889 = Perry056. Source: Irenaeus 63. This is Perry 56. Compare the fable of the one-eyed crow, #441.

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