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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 years ago

What are the black flying demonic looking creatures in old renaissance paintings?

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  • 2 years ago

    Fallen angels that have been transformed by lucifer and given dark powers

  • Prince
    Lv 5
    2 years ago

    Republican candidates.

  • 2 years ago

    Their versions of demons.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Ferengi Air Force.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Reptilians

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    A person can battle the devil and his demons using the rosary and fasting.

  • 2 years ago

    Makes sense yeah good brain cells on the job the threshold is super high.

  • 2 years ago

    Black flying demonic creatures.

  • 2 years ago

    Those were figments of the artists' imaginations - a bit of artistic licence, really.

    Many old paintings were influenced by Islamic beliefs about jinn (demons) and hell. Catholic poet and scholar Dante wrote his very influential "Divina Commedia' [Inferno] with some contributions from Islamic Hadiths (Traditions, and the Night Journey mentioned briefly in the Qur'an). The ideas about 'black flying demons' came from religious superstitions from all over the place, not just Islam (but see the links). The Bible has some prophetic bits describing awful but unreal beasts - they are purely spiritual, just using words to describe spiritual facts about satanic elements at work in the world.

    It takes an artist with a truly hyped-up imagination to do those renaissance pictures of hellish creatures. Best just stick to what the Bible says, knowing that spiritual realities are being described, to protect us from harmful spiritual influences.

  • 2 years ago

    Vampire bats

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