[Taxacom] Fwd: Knight v Snail
m.j.heads at gmail.com
Thu Oct 24 03:42:18 CDT 2013
In early Christian art the snail symbolised sloth, one of the seven deadly
sins (because it made no effort to find food but simply ate what was at
hand - mud) (Ferguson 1954. Signs and symbols in Christian art. OUP).
On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 7:59 PM, Geoffrey Read <gread at actrix.gen.nz> wrote:
> The pundits are stumped but tried hard. Maybe some vivid symbolic meaning
> that snails represented back then is now lost. Cute little pics though.
> On Thu, October 24, 2013 5:52 pm, Stephen Thorpe wrote:
> > Perhaps it is just because a snail is a slug wearing armour!
> > ________________________________
> > From: Geoff Read <gread at actrix.gen.nz>
> > To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> > Sent: Thursday, 24 October 2013 5:44 PM
> > Subject: [Taxacom] Knight v Snail
> > How odd. Strange appearances of snail cartoons in the 13-14th century.
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