Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Myths, folklore, and symbolism
Tetramorph: It is a form or shape of four parts. Until the late Middle Ages, it was a collective designation for the four cherubim and for the symbol of the four Evangelists (in one shape having four faces and four or six wings). The image derives from the Book of Revelation and from Ezekiel's vision of the four winged creatures, one of whose faces resembled a human being, one a lion, one a steer, and one an eagle. Originally it probably had to do with a symbol of the spiritual omnipresence of God. (Herder)

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