Sunday, February 26, 2012

Semper Ardentius

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 3:15. The bite of the dipsas snake supposedly caused a great thirst; the name is Greek (compare the word "dipsomaniac"). Here you can see the dipsas snake attacking the eagle, queen of the birds and a symbol of the mind which likewise can be fatally inflamed by love's ardor.

Semper Ardentius
Reginam volucrum dipsas necat; ardor amoris
Sic animum accendens te dabit exitio.

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