zaterdag 7 januari 2017

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Hermaphrodite couronné, (c. 1400).
The Androgyne or Hermaphrodite | Representing the primal elements of sulphur (that which burns) and mercury (that which is volatile). The union of these opposite principles is the purpose of alchemy and of human endeavour itself. The androgyne wears the crown of perfection. It stands on a dragon - a serpent with bird's feet - symbolizing its dominion over the forces of land, sea and air. The four heads of the dragon represent the four elements; fire, air, water and earth.

The hermaphroditic Christ-stone from the early 15th c. Book of the Holy Trinity [Buch der Heiligen Dreifaltigkeit].

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