Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Saturday, 13 April 2013

On surveying my small snake-sanctuary

Terra suckled them.
I am tattooed with them.
They symbolised the path of the ecliptic
to followers of the cult of Mithras.
Christians hate them
and still revel in the Judaic myth
of their abasement and expulsion
from a place that never was,
which soon the earth may be
thanks to the greatest
force for evil ever known,
whose scientific, humanist,
progress-worshipping offspring
are the awful power behind the throne.




















Rabanus Maurus De rerum naturis.
Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Pal. lat. 291, detail of folio 142r

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