(urth) PF - Dog-headed St Christopher

thalassocrat at nym.hush.com thalassocrat at nym.hush.com
Sat Dec 8 20:08:27 PST 2007

Chris says: "The artists of the Middle Ages painted allegories, we 
say. What really happened was that they saw more clearly than we 
do, and painted what they saw - angels and devils, beasts, and half-
human monsters like me."

I wonder if he's thinking of images like this: 

Apparently St Christopher was sometimes described as cynocephalic. 

I doubt that Chris' test-tube included any dog (wolf?) DNA, but you 
never know ...

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