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House of Blackheads, St. Maurice coat of arms
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Mar 3, 2014

House of Blackheads, St. Maurice coat of arms

http://www.pbase.com/image/145023191

Mar 3, 2014 / 89 notes

magictransistor:

St. Maurice as depicted in Magdeburg Cathedral, Germany (c. 1250).

girljanitor:

St. Maurice (Polyptych).
Detail of a painted panel from the outer right-hand wing of a polyptych. (artist unknown)
From Wiener Neustadt Abbey, 1447.
Stefansdom, Vienna.
The young man wears the crown of a nobleman and carries the red and white military pennant and shield of the Holy Roman Empire.
Mar 3, 2014 / 104 notes

girljanitor:

St. Maurice (Polyptych).

Detail of a painted panel from the outer right-hand wing of a polyptych. (artist unknown)

From Wiener Neustadt Abbey, 1447.

Stefansdom, Vienna.

The young man wears the crown of a nobleman and carries the red and white military pennant and shield of the Holy Roman Empire.

paintingthesaints:

St. Maurice - Lucas Cranach the Elder
Mar 3, 2014 / 26 notes

paintingthesaints:

St. Maurice - Lucas Cranach the Elder

apassionistlife:

"There is but one sadness, and that is for us not be saints." Leon Bloy
Holy Mary, Queen of All Saints, pray for us!
St. Maurice, pray for us!
St. Erasmus, pray for us!
All You Saints in Heaven, pray for us!
Mar 3, 2014 / 3 notes

apassionistlife:

"There is but one sadness, and that is for us not be saints." Leon Bloy

Holy Mary, Queen of All Saints, pray for us!

St. Maurice, pray for us!

St. Erasmus, pray for us!

All You Saints in Heaven, pray for us!

Nov 14, 2013 / 845 notes
hannahhyaenidae:

Find the odd one out. :D
Nov 14, 2013 / 40 notes

hannahhyaenidae:

Find the odd one out. :D

fenrislorsrai:

Hyena and her cubs by Maryaamna on Flickr.
Nov 14, 2013 / 106 notes
hollywoodrefugee:

Spotted Hyenas: Female Dominant & Gender Ambiguous Carnivores 
In spotted hyenas, females are more muscular and more aggressive than males, and are socially dominant to them, rare traits in the mammalian world. And get this: females secrete more of certain testosterone-related hormones than the males do, producing muscles, aggression, and masculinized private parts that make it supremely difficult to tell the sex of a hyena. The spotted hyena clitoris is enlarged, making it resemble a penis. And fatty tissue in the genital area grows to resemble a scrotum. 
Among primates, males can get erections to show dominance. With spotted hyenas, males get erections from fear - usually because they are terrified of a female - thus showing submission to her. 
In a lion pride, the male is dominant and eats first, then the female adults eat, and the cubs eat last. Lion cubs often die of starvation. With spotted hyenas, the female is dominant and the cubs are the first to eat. It is rare for a hyena cub to die of starvation.  
Image credit: (x) Pirates of the Plains painting by John Banovich
Info Source: (x) and (x) Stanford University professor of Biology & Neuroscience Robert Sapolsky lecture on Aggression Part II in his Human Behavioral Biology series.
Nov 14, 2013 / 76 notes

hollywoodrefugee:

Spotted Hyenas: Female Dominant & Gender Ambiguous Carnivore

In spotted hyenas, females are more muscular and more aggressive than males, and are socially dominant to them, rare traits in the mammalian world. And get this: females secrete more of certain testosterone-related hormones than the males do, producing muscles, aggression, and masculinized private parts that make it supremely difficult to tell the sex of a hyena. The spotted hyena clitoris is enlarged, making it resemble a penis. And fatty tissue in the genital area grows to resemble a scrotum. 

Among primates, males can get erections to show dominance. With spotted hyenas, males get erections from fear - usually because they are terrified of a female - thus showing submission to her. 

In a lion pride, the male is dominant and eats first, then the female adults eat, and the cubs eat last. Lion cubs often die of starvation. With spotted hyenas, the female is dominant and the cubs are the first to eat. It is rare for a hyena cub to die of starvation.  

Image credit: (x) Pirates of the Plains painting by John Banovich

Info Source: (x) and (x) Stanford University professor of Biology & Neuroscience Robert Sapolsky lecture on Aggression Part II in his Human Behavioral Biology series.

Nov 14, 2013 / 64 notes
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keriluna:

This is my idea of “business casual.”
Oct 30, 2013 / 18 notes

keriluna:

This is my idea of “business casual.”

roaringblood:

im made animate gift
Oct 30, 2013 / 20 notes

roaringblood:

im made animate gift

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