angels and devils

Staying with churches, but moving down from the belfries that have featured in the last couple of posts, I’ve been looking through some old notes and came across this fragment:

painted statue of demon

In the village church,
a noseless angel
spreads his wings
above a skull.

I don’t seem to have a photo of the noseless angel, but I did manage to find the rather fine demon on the right on one of my many unlabelled CDs.

I think the demon is from one of the Cathar sites in southern France, while the angel was almost certainly in Spain. Now I come to think of it, though, it was probably in la Sierra de Francia, so they may be distant cousins.

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2 thoughts on “angels and devils”

  1. The demon is from the south of France. It’s from the church at Rennes Le Chateau. It appears on the cover of Christopher Dawes book “Rat Scabies and the Holy Grail”.


    1. Thank you!
      I did a bit of a whirlwind tour of Cathar Country a few years ago and couldn’t remember where he was from, although I’m pretty certain I can picture the location. One day I’ll try and get my photos organised, but I think my written notes must take priority.


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