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The Codex Gigas
Also known as the Devils Bible, the Codex is the largest manuscript in the world, written in the 13th century in Latin, it is 1 meter in length, 165 lbs, and takes two people to lift. It currently resides in the National Library of Stockholm.
The Legend of It’s Creation
According to myth, the Codex was written by a monk who was sentences to death for breaking his vows. He made a pact with the Devil to write it in one night, with the Devils help, in order to prove to his monastery that he was worthy.
Besides this myth, nothing is known about the books creator.
The Content
Half of the Codex is simply just a translation of the Old Testament and the New Testament.
The two are separated by a copy of Josephus’ two histories of the Jews (antiquities of the jews) as well as De Bello Iudaico’s Encyclopedic Etymologae.
 It also contains eight medical writings by Hippocrates and other important figures of the time 
The Chronicle of Bohemia by Cosmas of Prague also takes up a large portion of the book.
Smaller texts include texts on exorcisms, magic formulas, a picture of the Heavenly City, and a full page depiction of the Devil (both pictured above).
The last fourteen pages are a Calender
Odd Facts about the Codex
After being studied over and over, it’s practically perfect, without any typo’s despite being hand-written.
Based on the handwriting, the book was written by one person.
According to experts, even with strict devotion and every day writing, the Codex would have taken 25-30 years to finish.
Despite this, the handwriting virtually doesn’t change from front to finish, almost like it was written in one day.
The ink, made from insects, also virtually doesn’t change throughout the book despite the fact it should have (as bugs change from season to season and year to year, and ink doesn’t stay)
In the picture of the City of Heaven, no people can be seen in the city.
The pages surrounding the Portrait of the Devil are darker than the other pages of the book.
Leaders of the catholic church admit to having no record of both the spells and the exorcisms listed in the book.
The Curse of the Codex
According to legend, sorrow and tragedy befalls people who have owned the Codex in the past.
Myths of previous owners include a monastery that contracted one of the worst cases of the bubonic plague after receiving the book, and the castle where the book was being held burning down, the book being thrown out a window in order to be saved from the flames.
However, nothing has happened to the library it is currently being held.
If you want to know more, a documentary about the book called The Devils Bible, is on Netflix!
[source] [source] [source]
ghostdruid:

The Codex Gigas
Also known as the Devils Bible, the Codex is the largest manuscript in the world, written in the 13th century in Latin, it is 1 meter in length, 165 lbs, and takes two people to lift. It currently resides in the National Library of Stockholm.
The Legend of It’s Creation
According to myth, the Codex was written by a monk who was sentences to death for breaking his vows. He made a pact with the Devil to write it in one night, with the Devils help, in order to prove to his monastery that he was worthy.
Besides this myth, nothing is known about the books creator.
The Content
Half of the Codex is simply just a translation of the Old Testament and the New Testament.
The two are separated by a copy of Josephus’ two histories of the Jews (antiquities of the jews) as well as De Bello Iudaico’s Encyclopedic Etymologae.
 It also contains eight medical writings by Hippocrates and other important figures of the time 
The Chronicle of Bohemia by Cosmas of Prague also takes up a large portion of the book.
Smaller texts include texts on exorcisms, magic formulas, a picture of the Heavenly City, and a full page depiction of the Devil (both pictured above).
The last fourteen pages are a Calender
Odd Facts about the Codex
After being studied over and over, it’s practically perfect, without any typo’s despite being hand-written.
Based on the handwriting, the book was written by one person.
According to experts, even with strict devotion and every day writing, the Codex would have taken 25-30 years to finish.
Despite this, the handwriting virtually doesn’t change from front to finish, almost like it was written in one day.
The ink, made from insects, also virtually doesn’t change throughout the book despite the fact it should have (as bugs change from season to season and year to year, and ink doesn’t stay)
In the picture of the City of Heaven, no people can be seen in the city.
The pages surrounding the Portrait of the Devil are darker than the other pages of the book.
Leaders of the catholic church admit to having no record of both the spells and the exorcisms listed in the book.
The Curse of the Codex
According to legend, sorrow and tragedy befalls people who have owned the Codex in the past.
Myths of previous owners include a monastery that contracted one of the worst cases of the bubonic plague after receiving the book, and the castle where the book was being held burning down, the book being thrown out a window in order to be saved from the flames.
However, nothing has happened to the library it is currently being held.
If you want to know more, a documentary about the book called The Devils Bible, is on Netflix!
[source] [source] [source]
ghostdruid:

The Codex Gigas
Also known as the Devils Bible, the Codex is the largest manuscript in the world, written in the 13th century in Latin, it is 1 meter in length, 165 lbs, and takes two people to lift. It currently resides in the National Library of Stockholm.
The Legend of It’s Creation
According to myth, the Codex was written by a monk who was sentences to death for breaking his vows. He made a pact with the Devil to write it in one night, with the Devils help, in order to prove to his monastery that he was worthy.
Besides this myth, nothing is known about the books creator.
The Content
Half of the Codex is simply just a translation of the Old Testament and the New Testament.
The two are separated by a copy of Josephus’ two histories of the Jews (antiquities of the jews) as well as De Bello Iudaico’s Encyclopedic Etymologae.
 It also contains eight medical writings by Hippocrates and other important figures of the time 
The Chronicle of Bohemia by Cosmas of Prague also takes up a large portion of the book.
Smaller texts include texts on exorcisms, magic formulas, a picture of the Heavenly City, and a full page depiction of the Devil (both pictured above).
The last fourteen pages are a Calender
Odd Facts about the Codex
After being studied over and over, it’s practically perfect, without any typo’s despite being hand-written.
Based on the handwriting, the book was written by one person.
According to experts, even with strict devotion and every day writing, the Codex would have taken 25-30 years to finish.
Despite this, the handwriting virtually doesn’t change from front to finish, almost like it was written in one day.
The ink, made from insects, also virtually doesn’t change throughout the book despite the fact it should have (as bugs change from season to season and year to year, and ink doesn’t stay)
In the picture of the City of Heaven, no people can be seen in the city.
The pages surrounding the Portrait of the Devil are darker than the other pages of the book.
Leaders of the catholic church admit to having no record of both the spells and the exorcisms listed in the book.
The Curse of the Codex
According to legend, sorrow and tragedy befalls people who have owned the Codex in the past.
Myths of previous owners include a monastery that contracted one of the worst cases of the bubonic plague after receiving the book, and the castle where the book was being held burning down, the book being thrown out a window in order to be saved from the flames.
However, nothing has happened to the library it is currently being held.
If you want to know more, a documentary about the book called The Devils Bible, is on Netflix!
[source] [source] [source]

ghostdruid:

The Codex Gigas

Also known as the Devils Bible, the Codex is the largest manuscript in the world, written in the 13th century in Latin, it is 1 meter in length, 165 lbs, and takes two people to lift. It currently resides in the National Library of Stockholm.

The Legend of It’s Creation

  • According to myth, the Codex was written by a monk who was sentences to death for breaking his vows. He made a pact with the Devil to write it in one night, with the Devils help, in order to prove to his monastery that he was worthy.
  • Besides this myth, nothing is known about the books creator.

The Content

  • Half of the Codex is simply just a translation of the Old Testament and the New Testament.
  • The two are separated by a copy of Josephus’ two histories of the Jews (antiquities of the jews) as well as De Bello Iudaico’s Encyclopedic Etymologae.
  •  It also contains eight medical writings by Hippocrates and other important figures of the time 
  • The Chronicle of Bohemia by Cosmas of Prague also takes up a large portion of the book.
  • Smaller texts include texts on exorcisms, magic formulas, a picture of the Heavenly City, and a full page depiction of the Devil (both pictured above).
  • The last fourteen pages are a Calender

Odd Facts about the Codex

  • After being studied over and over, it’s practically perfect, without any typo’s despite being hand-written.
  • Based on the handwriting, the book was written by one person.
  • According to experts, even with strict devotion and every day writing, the Codex would have taken 25-30 years to finish.
  • Despite this, the handwriting virtually doesn’t change from front to finish, almost like it was written in one day.
  • The ink, made from insects, also virtually doesn’t change throughout the book despite the fact it should have (as bugs change from season to season and year to year, and ink doesn’t stay)
  • In the picture of the City of Heaven, no people can be seen in the city.
  • The pages surrounding the Portrait of the Devil are darker than the other pages of the book.
  • Leaders of the catholic church admit to having no record of both the spells and the exorcisms listed in the book.

The Curse of the Codex

  • According to legend, sorrow and tragedy befalls people who have owned the Codex in the past.
  • Myths of previous owners include a monastery that contracted one of the worst cases of the bubonic plague after receiving the book, and the castle where the book was being held burning down, the book being thrown out a window in order to be saved from the flames.
  • However, nothing has happened to the library it is currently being held.

If you want to know more, a documentary about the book called The Devils Bible, is on Netflix!

[source] [source] [source]

flannelbuttphenomenon:

life hack: get a tattoo. if the people at the job interview notice it and look concerned, laugh a little and explain “it’s just temporary.”  months later if your boss asks why you lied and said it was a temporary tattoo, stare off into the distance and whisper with a tremulous voice the poor excuse for truth your subconscious has been fighting for its entire insignificant existence: “everything is temporary.”

clockworkruins:

I have had this video on my hard drive for about 5 years and I think about it on a daily basis

Rule one: Always post the rules.


Rule two: Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write eleven new ones.


Rule three: Tag eleven people and link them to the post.


Rule four: Actually tell them you tagged them. 

Sorry, I’ve been procrastinating on doing this really badly, but here I go! :D thi3f-of-rag3 tagged me. 

My answers: 

1. What’s your favorite holiday? 

Mine would have to be Halloween because dressing up/cosplaying and free candyyyy! 

2. Favorite video game? 

Definitely Journey! It’s my absolute favorite, and it’s very calming and peaceful. 

3. Would you rather be stuck on an elevator overnight or on the top of a ferris wheel overnight? 

Hmmm, probably at the top of a ferris wheel because of the open air. I generally don’t mind closed spaces, but for longer periods of time, I’d rather be somewhere where I can see the sky regardless of heights. 

4. Would you ever consider swimming in a tank full of friendly sharks? 

Hell yeah! Friendly sharks are awesome! 

5. Favorite place to visit? 

That would have to be Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in my home state of Pennsylvania. It’s a really cool place to hike and watch hawk migrations. :D 

6. How long have you been on tumblr? 

I think it’s been about 4 years now. 

7. If you could be any animal in the world, what would you be and why? 

I would be a falcon because they can fly super fast, and they’re bad ass! ^^ 

8. Crayons or colored pencils? 

Definitely crayons! 

9. Do you hate where you live? 

Not particularly. I’m neutral. I don’t hate it but I don’t really like it a ton either. Mostly because there aren’t any mountains around. :( 

10. Would you rather have popcorn kernels stuck in your throat for a week or cheesy fingers forever? 

Probably popcorn kernels because I would just take cough drops that numb my throat or something. 

11. What is the high speed velocity of an unladen swallow? 

African or European swallow? ;) 

My Questions: 

1. If you could enter any videogame universe, which game would it be? 

2. Do you have any settings or fictional universes/original stories that you’ve come up with? (characters?) 

3. Have any dreams sparked inspiration? 

4. Favorite Marvel hero or DC hero? 

5. What is your absolute favorite character? It can be from anime, tv shows, comics, whatever ^^ 

6. If you could create your own planet, what would it be like? 

7. What’s the area you live in like? 

8. What’s one of the coolest places you’ve ever been to? 

9. Embarassing moments? (you don’t have to share if you don’t want to) 

10. What is something you’re most proud of? 

11. What’s some of your favorite songs or artists? 

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