Death Looms (1813)

“Death looms above a group of people inflicted with various physical and mental diseases – a lazar house.” – Image Description.

“Immediately a place, before his eyes appear’d, sad, noisome, dark, a lazar house it seem’d, wherein were laid numbers of all diseas’d, all maladies. Demoniac phrenzy, moping melancholy, and moon struck madness, pining atrophy, marasmus, dire was the tossing, deep the groans; and over them triumphant death his dart shook, but delayd to strike, though oft invok’d. Milton’s P.L. Book XI. Verse 477.” – Caption on image.

Death Looms (1813)

The piece is associated with three artist: John Milton; Moses Haughton; and Johann Heinrich Fussil.

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Scyphozoa – ZOOddities

Scyphozoa are a marine class of phylum Cnidaria, aka True Jellyfish. The largest species of Scyphozoa grows to over 6 feet!

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Some of these True Jellyfish are covered in stinging cells. For example the Mauve Stinger(Pelagia noctiluca), which when recently dead – can still sting!

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Did you know that some Scyphozoa are carnivorous!? Okay, so you are unlikely to die from being a Jelly Fish’s Dinner. Nor will most be potent enough to kill a human.

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Even still, if you panic when these water rascals surround you – you might just forget how to swim – and sink into the abyss.

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Stag and Hound (1832) By Edwin Henry Landseer

Original title “Deer and Deer Hounds In a Mountain Torrent”. The deer is actually a male, so a stag. Also, I could not see multiple hounds. In fact the one hound I do see, seems more like a wolf.

Most likely the ‘hound’ chased the stag. The stag attempted to escape in the water. The ‘hound’ followed. They are then being carried away, both lost in a cascade of watery death.

The faces of the animals are quite disturbing. Although animals are said to generally be emotionless – they always look emotional to me!

Stag and Hound (1832) By Edwin Henry Landseer

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The Storm Scene (1906) By Ephraim Moses Lilien

“A storm is raging around them; and amidst the rigging, enveloped in wings of inky blackness, sits the Angel of Death gazing upon her helpless and forlorn prey.”

The Storm Scene (1906) By Ephraim Moses Lilien

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