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Lunar animals and other objects discovered  by Sir John Herschel, Sun newspaper, New York, 1835. Courtesy Library of Congress

Lunar animals and other objects discovered by Sir John Hersche, Sun newspaper, New York, Courtesy Library of Congress

The Great Moon Hoax of 1835

Ridiculous History: The Great Moon Hoax of 1835

In a newspaper ran a series of articles on lunar discoveries, leading papers to fly off the shelf.

Design for a Floral pattern ~ although ca1883, I see the early origins of the Art Nouveau style beginning here, in the work of Christopher Dresser, with the formal yet fluid arrangement of simple, almost stencil-like forms and lovely, very feminine shades of colors

Design for a Floral Pattern Christopher Dresser (British, Glasgow, Scotland Mulhouse) Date: ca. based on earlier design Medium: Graphite, ink, and gouache

Vlad Dracula Iconography in the Byzantine style painting. Just cause I love his brother Radu and obsessed with byzantine thing~

三大強いとされるモンスター「ドラゴン」「ヴァンパイア」:哲学ニュースnwk 牛鬼 非常に残忍・獰猛な性格で、毒を吐き、人を食い殺すことを好む。 伝承では、頭が牛で首から下は鬼の胴体を持つ。 または、その逆に頭が鬼で、胴体は牛の場合もある。 さらに別の伝承では、牛の首で蜘蛛の胴体を持っていたともされる。 また、山間部の寺院の門前に、牛の首に人の着物姿で頻繁に現れたり、 牛の首、鬼の体に昆虫の羽を持ち、空から飛来したとの伝承もある。 海岸の他、山間部、森や林の中、川、沼、湖にも現れるとされる。特に淵に...

Here's a weird gallery of Japanese folk art creatures that were painted during the Edo period. “cow devil”) is a malevolent sea monster with the head of a bull and the body of a giant spider or crab.

Zoophytes - The Lamb Plant, or Borametz, is also included in botanist John Parkinson’s 1629 “Paradisi in sole Paradisus Terrestris.”

Zoophytes: Curious Animal Plants of the Past (Before Science Taught us Otherwise)

The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary: The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary (Latin: Agnus scythicus or Planta Tartarica Barometz) is a legendary zoophyte of Central Asia, believed to grow sheep as its fruit.

CHAOSKAMPF | lostsplendor: The Book of Secrets: Woodcuts...

figure cozmique from "le vray et methodiqve covrs de la physiqve resolvtive".

Hendrik Goltzius (1595) simbolo del diablo

pflanzendergotter: “ Marriage for Wealth Officiated by Satan - Jan Saenredam ”

Billedresultat for science history drawing

Title-page to Thomas Creech, T. Lucretius Carus, Of the Nature of Things drawn and engraved by Michael Burghers

Der "Höllische" Proteus, Meergreis, hat Ähnlichkeiten mit Hermes, als Psychopompos, Selbstverwandler und Seher. Symbolisert die Wandlung und das Unbewusste.

Frontispiece to “Der hollische Proteus oder tausendkunstige Versteller” by Erasmus Franciscus, displaying the diabolical anti-trinity of the Dragon, the Beast and the False Prophet.

Although many people dismiss it as a geriatric delicacy, it is a biological and evolutionary wonder.

Love the Fig

LOVE THE FIG - New Yorker - There are more than seven hundred species of fig, and each one has its own species of wasp. When you eat a dried fig, you’re probably chewing wasp mummies, too.

Recovering the Stolen Jewel from the Palace of the Dragon King by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Recovering the Stolen Jewel from the Palace of the Dragon King by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)