morgen-steorra, m.n: the morning star; may refer to Lucifer. (“mor-yen-steh-or-rah”)


Image from the Codex Gigas, the “Devil’s Bible”, currently housed in the National Library of Sweden. The book, made from the skins of nearly 160 animals, weighs 165 pounds and takes two people to open. Legend says the Codex Gigas came into being from a pact made between a monk and Lucifer. It’s believed to cause catastrophe or illness to whoever comes into contact with it. It was written in Latin by a single scribe (realistically the product of 25 years’ work) at Sedlec in 1295. Read more in this news article by Helen Barnett.

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