Marginalia

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Marginalia

Region of origin: Medieval Europe

If the drawings in the margins of medieval texts are to be believed, knights and monks spent a lot of time fighting snails of various sizes or being laid siege by rabbits with access to a variety of weapons, among other animals and daemons. Theories range from these being mere doodles born of boredom to representing the internal battle with sins such as sloth and lust but no one really knows the truth behind the strange ubiquity of this recurring iconography.

Originally posted on Tumblr on October 18, 2015

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