Scorpio Quote Of The Day

Sep 26, 2008

Looks Like a Lizard

Scorpio that looks like a lizard. The picture is courtesy of “gorgeoux”. it is one of 12 zodiacal sign reliefs at Calella, Catalonia , Spain (50 kilometers north of Barcelona). 

Colum Hourihane wrote in his book Time in the Medieval World that Scorpio was connected in medieval art to October, viewed from above, could have a long tail starting from the head, or could look like a dog, or a tortoise with shell (because the artists in Europe didn’t have a model of a real Scorpio in front of their eyes).

The full details of this book are: Occupations of the Months and Signs of the Zodiac in the Index of Christian Art, Princeton University Dept. of Art and Archaeology. Index of Christian Art, Penn State Press, 2007

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