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A notable exception to the association of Lycanthropy and the Devil, comes from a rare and lesser known account of an 80-year-old man named Thiess. In 1692, in Jurgenburg, Livonia, Thiess testified under oath that he and other werewolves were the Hounds of God. He claimed they were warriors who went down into hell to do battle with witches and demons. Their efforts ensured that the Devil and his minions did not carry off the grain from local failed crops down to hell. Thiess was steadfast in his assertions, claiming that werewolves in Germany and Russia also did battle with the devil’s minions in their own versions of hell, and insisted that when werewolves died, their souls were welcomed into heaven as reward for their service. Thiess was ultimately sentenced to ten lashes for Idolatry and superstitious belief.

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Hircine’s trick….

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habermas-effect:

So this Temple professor got robbed in Anderson earlier this week, like some guy just came into the office and assaulted the prof and took all their money and went away. Which sucks, but I just found out that the professor was an 81-year old adjunct whose office was in the second floor “adjunct office” which is essentially an abandoned mail room with a table in it. Academia is an endless hell where you work and work until you’re 81 and then some guy comes in and kicks your ass and takes your wallet. This professor doesn’t even get health insurance from the school. What’s the point of being alive. 

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love-and-radiation:

An Amazon fulfillment associate might have to walk as far as 15 miles in a single shift, endlessly looping back and forth between shelves in a warehouse the size of nine soccer fields. They do this in complete silence, except for the sound of their feet. The atmosphere is so quiet that workers can be fired for even talking to one another. And all the while, cardboard cutouts of happy Amazon workers look on, cartoon speech bubbles frozen above their heads: “This is the best job I ever had!” (via 3 | Think Your Office Is Soulless? Check Out This Amazon Fulfillment Center | Co.Design: business innovation design)

we’re putting those finishing touches on Hell.

love-and-radiation:

An Amazon fulfillment associate might have to walk as far as 15 miles in a single shift, endlessly looping back and forth between shelves in a warehouse the size of nine soccer fields. They do this in complete silence, except for the sound of their feet. The atmosphere is so quiet that workers can be fired for even talking to one another. And all the while, cardboard cutouts of happy Amazon workers look on, cartoon speech bubbles frozen above their heads: “This is the best job I ever had!” (via 3 | Think Your Office Is Soulless? Check Out This Amazon Fulfillment Center | Co.Design: business innovation design)

we’re putting those finishing touches on Hell.

He calls this, citing the Aeneid and Paradise Lost both, the “auditory configuration of Hell”: “The auditory configuration of Hell is an opposition of low homogeneous moan and confused Babel, of deep tones and threnodic shrieks, as if combining the outer extremes of human perception is the most authentic expression of damnation.” There is acoustic “distress,” Toop writes, somewhere “between roaring water and the tumult of the wandering helpless unburied,” where dogs howl and angels whirling to their doom are deafened by “the bellowing of the Earth itself.”

The Auditory Configuration of Hell - BLDGBLOG

summoning my best Dom Mazzetti voice to say "Duuuuuubsteeeeep?"

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victoriousvocabulary:

BELIAL
Belial (also Be’lial, Belhor, Baalial, Beliar, Belias, Beliall, Beliel, Bilael, Belu; from Hebrew בְּלִיַּ֫עַל Bəliyyáʻal; also named Matanbuchus, Mechembuchus, Meterbuchus in older scripts); one of the four crown princes of Hell and a demon in the Bible, Jewish apocrypha and Christian apocrypha. It is also a term used to characterise or embody immense wickedness or iniquity.
The etymology of the word is uncertain, but is most commonly translated as “lacking worth”. Some scholars translate it from Hebrew as “worthless” (Beli yo’il), while others translate it as “yokeless” (Beli ol), “may have no rising” (Belial) or “never to rise” (Beli ya’al). Only a few etymologists have assumed it to be an invented name from the start. In the Book of Jubilees, penilely uncircumcised heathens are called “sons of Belial”.

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victoriousvocabulary:

BELIAL

Belial (also Be’lial, Belhor, Baalial, Beliar, Belias, Beliall, Beliel, Bilael, Belu; from Hebrew בְּלִיַּ֫עַל Bəliyyáʻal; also named Matanbuchus, Mechembuchus, Meterbuchus in older scripts); one of the four crown princes of Hell and a demon in the Bible, Jewish apocrypha and Christian apocrypha. It is also a term used to characterise or embody immense wickedness or iniquity.

The etymology of the word is uncertain, but is most commonly translated as “lacking worth”. Some scholars translate it from Hebrew as “worthless” (Beli yo’il), while others translate it as “yokeless” (Beli ol), “may have no rising” (Belial) or “never to rise” (Beli ya’al). Only a few etymologists have assumed it to be an invented name from the start. In the Book of Jubilees, penilely uncircumcised heathens are called “sons of Belial”.