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Bible: Angels look like a giant wheel of flame.
Renaissance painter: This one looks like my sexy boyfriend.
Bible: No! They have a hundred eyes!
Painter: Cute babies?

@rotor @ConfusedImp
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@rotor @ConfusedImp Judging by Greek inscriptions, that’s an Orthodox painting, they didn’t embraced Reneissance that much

@lime @ConfusedImp

yeah it's orthodox i think, but there's lots of stuff like this in Renaissance art too, this was just the first thing I found

@ConfusedImp the old testament kinda slaps. they did unknowable beings of pure light / darkness that cause madness in men before the unnamed Racist did

@ConfusedImp cute babies and hot boyfriends with wings are way more marketable than the eldrich monstrosities of the bible.

@ConfusedImp There are paintings of cherubs in ancient Pompeii because those symbols predate Christianization.

@ConfusedImp both are hot not gonna lie. Did you ever see the biblical description of Azrael? Head to toe eyes, and taller than a continent.

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TFW sci-fi anime is more biblically accurate than Renaissance painters.

(And get in the fucking robot, Shinji!)

@ConfusedImp I'm just thankful they had mostly figured out what babies liked like by then

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@ConfusedImp THREEE PAIRS OF WINGS! TO COVER THEIR FACES! AND THEIR [REDACTED] AND LOCOMOTE!

Painter: hmmm.... Cuuuuute [ REDACTED ] ???? 🤔

@ConfusedImp I wonder if they were all that way though. Weren't there the Nephilim? I don't think you can bone a flaming wheel to produce those.

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