Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Aspis

Myths, folklore & symbolism
Aspis: The aspic viper (Vipera aspis), a serpent or dragon (occasionally also a quadruped), is a symbol of evil and stubbornness. It is often depicted in medieval architectural ornamentation or book illustration with the basilisk, lion, or dragon, sometimes with one ear to the ground, the other stopped with its tail. (Herder)

1 comment:

  1. Aspic viper makes me think of aspic molds, which truly are the root of all evil.

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