Monday, October 6, 2014


From the Golden Legend by Jacobus de Voragine, I read the story of St. Sylvester. And in particular, I like the part of the lore where he subdued a dragon by tying it's mouth shut.
I have sketched up a version of the Sylvester legend  involving a young man in a Victorian natural history museum-like setting, showing off a Komodo Dragon with its mouth tied shut. A skeletal display of the same animal is in the case behind him.
St. Sylvester's Day is December 31, that is why the clock is nearing midnight. As a bonus bit of trivia,  it was believed that on Sylvester night all water is turned into wine, but only between 12 and 1 o'clock.

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