From the Queen Mary Psalter of 1310-20, illumination to Psalm 109 (AV 110). Figures above (one in a tree) cast down palms as Christ enters Jerusalem, and a man lays down his garment in the road for Christ to ride over. Only two disciples are shown. In the initial Father and Son are seated, holding orbs, with the dove of the Holy Spirit between them. Below, St Stephen is shown preaching.
Although the text of this massive volume of canon law - the 'Smithfield Decretals' - had been written in Italy, the manuscript was then lavishly illuminated in England, probably in London, c.1330-40.
In all the South Slavic folklores, a dragon is called zmej or lamja. It is considered as "extremely intelligent, wise and knowledgeable" creature of "superhuman" strength and proficiency in magic, very rich and often lustful for women. It often breathes fire and is generally accepted as a highly respected being, and while not always being benevolent, never as an entirely evil creature (Dragon,1912. Postcard edition "of the Community of St. Eugene." № 5524. From the collection of EB…