Tuesday, December 25, 2012


"Here cosmic sin had entered, and festered by unhallowed rites had commenced the grinning march of death that was to rot us all to fungous abnormalities too hideous for the grave’s holding. Satan here held his Babylonish court, and in the blood of stainless childhood the leprous limbs of phosphorescent Lilith were laved. Incubi and succubae howled praise to Hecate, and headless moon-calves bleated to the Magna Mater."
H.P. Lovecraft, The Horror At Red Hook

"Christian art and literature, the devil is sometimes represented with three faces or three heads in antithesis to the trinity, as in Dante's description. It may also have a head on its stomach or rump or eyes for kneecaps."
Marjorie O'Rourke Boyle, Loyola's Acts: The Rhetoric Of Self

"Two mighty wings, enormous as became
A bird so vast.  Sails never such I saw
Outstretch'd on the wide sea.  No plumes had they,
But were in texture like a bat, and these
He flapp'd i' th' air, that from him issued still
Three winds, wherewith Cocytus to its depth
Was frozen."
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy; The Vision Of Hell, Canto XXXIV

"The Devil's penis was hard, made of bone or horn (or even iron) as well as flesh; his semen was ice-cold. His penis was bifurcate, able to penetrate two orifices at once."
Erica Jong, Witches

"When these members of the devil have met together, they generally light a foul and horrid fire. The devil is president of the assembly and sits on a throne, in some terrible shape, as of a goat or a dog; and they approach him to adore him, but not always
 in the same manner. "
Fracesco Maria Guazzo, Compendium Malificarum

"At the Sabbat the demon Leonard appeared as  large goat with three horns instead of two. The Devil himself at a Sabbat was supposed to appear in the same shape."

"He is not only depicted as having cloven hooves and a tail and horns, though this is usual."           Leonard R. N. Ashley, The Complete Book Of Devils and Demons 

"To give Satan a visual representation, the early Christians borrowed heavily from earlier mythologies, and the generally accepted appearance of Satan is an amalgamation of such things as the horns and shaggy hindquarters of  the Greek god Pan." 
Richard Craze, Hell 

"Often the Devil appears monstrous and deformed, his outward shape betraying his inner defect. He has an extra face on belly, knees, or buttocks."

"Other characteristics are hooves or paws, claws, hairiness, and goat legs."
Jeffrey Burton Russell, Lucifer: The Devil In the Middle Ages



  1. Really great, love your take on this most horrible of monsters. Too many great elements to call out! RAWR!

  2. Uuuh! With double-dong... :D Very nice! :) Some extra pleasure for the ladies...

    But I miss the cthulhoide elements in the "Red Hook" series, so I would like to the more weird stuff.

  3. Very appropriate for Christmas day.

  4. Yup, that's what Satan looks like. Perfect.