The structure of the devil
The structure of the devil.
The medieval buildings, the unrivalled splendor which has been preserved to our days, and probably will for a long time to delight our descendants. It is hard, very hard to believe that such masterpieces created by human hands. By the way, many people do not believe and even claim that has not done the construction without the aid of some supernatural force, most likely evil, or the devil himself. What is this structure?
Churches and cathedrals .
Oh where, where, and to the construction of these facilities, it would seem that the devil is no relation to have no needs, no ancient give they say that the devil drew the plans of the Aachen and Cologne cathedrals. Albert von Balyeat, better known under the name of albert the Great is the author of numerous theological and scientific works, the famous scholar and theologian, took part in the construction of the Cologne Cathedral (the Cathedral was founded in 1248), but because albert the Great all of the above was an astrologer, alchemist and magician. In all probability hence it was rumoured that he was known with the devil and the Cathedral was built not without the help of the latter.
But Aachen Cathedral, construction of which began in the year 796, the ball allegedly built by the Prince of darkness. He started constructed on the ruins of the Roman Thermae (baths) and once it was built, there began to occur incredible things. Ghosts and poltergeists in this Cathedral is a common phenomenon. In the order of things was the fact that during the Liturgy, someone pulls out a Cup of wine from the priest. And that is typical — the Cup fell under the feet of the person who has committed a serious sin.
And now for the famous Notre Dame de Paris, in other words, about the Cathedral of Notre Dame,
the construction of which I could not do without Satan’s interference. Moreover, one of the chimeras is the devil himself-thinker.
A gate of the Cathedral there is a separate story. On them in the form of jewelry there is a consignment pattern, made of wrought iron, depicting interlocking openwork leaves, have beautiful curly locks. It is believed that he completed all the work the blacksmith by the name of Biscornu. But how can you make such beauty the human hand? And again there is a belief that here has not done without evil. Fear not cope with the charged matter Biscornu appealed for help to the devil himself … and he refused.
And here appeared a work which has no equal in the world. But that’s not all. When installed on the gate locks, it turned out that it is impossible to open them, but after they were sprinkled with Holy water, they easily opened. And what about Biscornu? After the deal with the devil he lived long and died in agony from some unknown illness.
According to the legends of Chartres Cathedral was built on a sanctuary of the druids, it turns out that this construction was not without the intervention of the devil, they say he laid the Foundation of the Cathedral.
It turns out with the help of evil spirits can not only build beautifully, but also quickly. In the French province of Brittany, there is the Church of St. Barbara, and so, it was built in just a week. To build such a temple even with modern techniques and modern technologies in time is not possible. Mean and here in all probability Satan tried. And apparently he worked at night, and local residents, who built the temple, not out of the blue started complaining of a strange reference and seizures and meek later time after completion of the work all appeared before the Lord.
Now go to Normandy, namely in the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel. It is built on a desolate rock in the twelfth century, for example on rock can build it, but if the rock is surrounded by the sea and you can get to it only during low tide, …
One ancient legend tells that once the devil and the Archangel Michael had a “contest” — who will build a more beautiful temple. The Church was built by the Archangel was so beautiful that it was immediately taken away to heaven and the people her beauty could not estimate, and here the Church was built by Satan and remained on the Ground. It is decorated with grinning chimeras and satyrs as monsters. Today it is considered one of the unsurpassed masterpieces of Gothic.
Norway. With the help of the devil for the king Olav the Holy was built a huge Cathedral. From the ground it seemed that crowned with his cross, but when viewed from the Cathedral when the king went up to the roof and examined the cross closely, it turned out that this is not the cross on the spire stretched out the wings of the Golden kite.
Not only temples, cathedrals and churches, Satan loves to build, not enough in the world and the so-called “devil’s bridges”. It is the sweat of this bridge thrown across the chasm, in 1799, in the Alps Suvorov led his army.
In the 12th century “devil’s bridge” connected the two banks of the Danube. The legend says that the Builder of this bridge began with the famous architect from Bonn (city in Germany) that it’s faster to build the bridge than the architect of the Cathedral in Regensburg. To win the competition the bridge Builder had to form an Alliance with the devil, and he of course won the dispute. The architect could not endure such disgrace, for that reason, he jumped from the roof of his unfinished Cathedral and broke.
However, at the expense of the bridges in ancient times there was a lot of rumors, superstitions and legends. Very much liked to live under bridges any scum. Were beliefs and to the newly built bridges. For example, it was believed that the first who dare to cross the new bridge, will take away the devil, whether human or animal, because Satan always helps in the construction of the bridge and always takes his victim. So let the first across the new bridge a black cat, because the cat is still a creation of the devil.
In Italy there is the town of Borgo a mozzano, now the legends say that here have repeatedly tried to build a bridge across a small river, but all attempts ended in failure — the bridge was destroyed.
And then the inhabitants of the city decided to seek help from the devil. and what do you think? – The bridge was built in the shortest possible time. But unclean for assistance was promised the first soul who crosses this bridge. And then he was able to outwit, first through the bridge, let a stray dog … Well, the bridge called the devil, and stands to this day.
There are many legends on account of bridges, here’s one of them. This is the legend of two cities – Isville and Marysville. These cities are separated by the river and the communication between them was ferry, and it is known and uncomfortable and long. But once waking up in the morning, the townspeople saw laid across the river bridge. All understood that in one night a bridge to build is simply impossible, so here obviously has not done without intervention of the master of the underworld. People gathered on both sides of the bridge, and no one first did not dare to ascend to it. Animals, they generally prefer to stay away from the bridge. And then the priest in the crowd on one side of the bridge I remembered the old tale, saying that if across the river that divides the city Yes, the bridge will be laid, it will be a great misfortune that will descend from the mountains. And yet he was not quite sober daredevil, who on a bet said that he will cross the bridge. But his courage only lasted until the middle of the bridge, then he was afraid to go, but this way is good for him is not over, by morning, he was already dead. The same citizens of both cities decided that the sacrifice to the devil brought to me and quietly began to walk over the bridge. But how wrong they were. Soon came the plague, and the inhabitants of both cities died out, every single person. And when he died the last man – the bridge disappeared as if it never existed. However, it is a legend, and believe it or not, that’s your business