VILLAINESS AMBITION

Metal; History; the Occult; the Paranormal; Misanthropy; Florida

September 1st, 717 A.D.

During the Siege of Constantinople, the Muslim armada of 1,800 ships is defeated through the use of an incendiary weapon known as Greek Fire, which was capable of burning on water.  The chemical composition of Greek Fire is a matter of speculation and debate. 

nigra-lux:

oilpainting-reproduction:

oil painting, painting reproductions, war paintings, 

Pauwel Casteels (before 1656 - after 1683) (Flemish) - Bitwa pod Wiedniem (Battle of Vienna), 1683 - 1685, Height: 1,560 mm (61.42 in). Width: 1,840 mm (72.44 in), Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów

nigra-lux:

oilpainting-reproduction:

oil painting, painting reproductions, war paintings

Pauwel Casteels (before 1656 - after 1683) (Flemish) - Bitwa pod Wiedniem (Battle of Vienna), 1683 - 1685, Height: 1,560 mm (61.42 in). Width: 1,840 mm (72.44 in), Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów

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fashionsfromhistory:

Rapier of Prince-Elector Christian II of Saxony
1606
Germany

fashionsfromhistory:

Rapier of Prince-Elector Christian II of Saxony

1606

Germany

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maertyrer:

Wenzel von Olmütz after Stefan Lochner The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew; the Martyr is bound to a Table, while six Myrmidons are flaying him
Engraving, c. 1481-1500

maertyrer:

Wenzel von Olmütz after Stefan Lochner
The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew; the Martyr is bound to a Table, while six Myrmidons are flaying him

Engraving, c. 1481-1500

magictransistor:

Zoroaster, Clavis Artis, MS. Verginelli-Rota, Roma, 1738.

malditosescritores:

Edvard Munch, Selvportrett I Helvvette (Self-Portrait in Hell), 1903

malditosescritores:

Edvard Munch, Selvportrett I Helvvette (Self-Portrait in Hell), 1903

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mortisia:

Yakuza (ヤクザ, [jaꜜkuza]), also known as gokudō (極道), are members of transnational organized crime syndicates originating in Japan. Founded in 17th century (presumed to have originated from the Kabuki-mono). The Japanese police, and media by request of the police, call them bōryokudan (暴力団, “violence group”), while the yakuza call themselves “ninkyō dantai” (任侠団体 or 仁侠団体, “chivalrous organizations”). The yakuza are notorious for their strict codes of conduct and very organized nature. They have a large presence in the Japanese media and operate internationally with an estimated 103,000 members. x

“I am merely a black, slightly or utterly decomposed spot, in the rotten heart of everything I have perceived or written so far.”

—   Friedrich Nietzsche  (via tragic-scene-of-doom)

(Source: whyallcaps, via maliceinthevoid)

dichotomized:

Mary Reeser, born in 1881, was found almost completely consumed by fire in her Florida home in 1951. The odd thing about the discovery of her body was that part of her left foot was left completely unscathed, and the extremely high temperature required to cremate a human body did not cause damage to the room or objects around the pile of ash which remained. The FBI investigators called in Professor Krogman from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine, in the hopes that he might explain the mystery. He said: “I find it hard to believe that a human body, once ignited, will literally consume itself — burn itself out, as does a candle wick, guttering in the last residual pool of melted wax…. Just what did happen on the night of July 1, 1951, in St. Petersburg, Florida? We may never know, though this case still haunts me…. I cannot conceive of such complete cremation without more burning of the apartment itself. In fact the apartment and everything in it should have been consumed. I regard it as the most amazing thing I have ever seen. As I review it, the short hairs on my neck bristle with vague fear. Were I living in the Middle Ages, I’d mutter something about black magic.” The mystery has never been solved.

Fortean researcher Stan Gooch hypothesized that the intense heat required to burn so fast would involve the water molecules in the body splitting into their component elements, igniting the hydrogen and using the oxygen to fuel the burn.

dichotomized:

Mary Reeser, born in 1881, was found almost completely consumed by fire in her Florida home in 1951. The odd thing about the discovery of her body was that part of her left foot was left completely unscathed, and the extremely high temperature required to cremate a human body did not cause damage to the room or objects around the pile of ash which remained. The FBI investigators called in Professor Krogman from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine, in the hopes that he might explain the mystery. He said: “I find it hard to believe that a human body, once ignited, will literally consume itself — burn itself out, as does a candle wick, guttering in the last residual pool of melted wax…. Just what did happen on the night of July 1, 1951, in St. Petersburg, Florida? We may never know, though this case still haunts me…. I cannot conceive of such complete cremation without more burning of the apartment itself. In fact the apartment and everything in it should have been consumed. I regard it as the most amazing thing I have ever seen. As I review it, the short hairs on my neck bristle with vague fear. Were I living in the Middle Ages, I’d mutter something about black magic.” The mystery has never been solved.

Fortean researcher Stan Gooch hypothesized that the intense heat required to burn so fast would involve the water molecules in the body splitting into their component elements, igniting the hydrogen and using the oxygen to fuel the burn.

themarkedstalker:

A boy plays on a tank in the devastated Sarajevo neighborhood of Grbavica on April 22, 1996, after the siege of his city ended. 
Photo: Odd Andersen 

themarkedstalker:

A boy plays on a tank in the devastated Sarajevo neighborhood of Grbavica on April 22, 1996, after the siege of his city ended. 

Photo: Odd Andersen 

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