dwimor, n.n: an illusion, delusion, apparition; phantom. (“dwih-mor”)

Happy Halloween!


Image from British Library Medieval Manuscripts blog: Detail of an historiated initial ‘D'(ilexi) with a woman (Duchess Dionora?) with a skull for a face admiring herself in a hand mirror, with ‘Memento homo’ in a roundel at the left, at the beginning of the Office of the Dead, from a Book of Hours (‘The Hours of Dionara of Urbino’), central Italy (Florence or Mantua), c. 1480. British Library, MS Yates Thompson 7, f. 174r.

ealra hālgena ǣfen

ealra hālgena ǣfen: all hallows’ eve. Happy Halloween!


Image: Unfortunately I don’t know where this is from. (If anyone can fill me in, that would be great!) However, I found it in the post ‘The Medieval Walking Dead’ (source medievalists.net) on a blog by Juliette Bourdier. She’s got some great posts on the medieval, so check it out.