January (chapter ""My thoughts drifted while Mary worked. The day was sunny, and a beam of light sliced through the smoky air and fell on the mural depicting the alchemical dragon. I sat forward in my chair. 'It can't be.
bexbax: Medieval Lindorm Dragon, century, from the alchemical scrolls of Sir George Ripley”Lindorms were most often encountered in churchyards, where they fed on human corpses, and would sometimes invade churches.
Yoshitora (woodcut), The immortal Gama Sennin seated in front of an enormous toad watching smaller magic toads battling before him. The Japanese legend of Gama Sennin (the Toad Immortal) is based on a century Chinese alchemist and immortal named Liu Hai.
Ichikawa Danjuro V in the Role of Sakata Kintoki from the Play "Shitenno tonoi no kisewata" Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, Period: Edo period Date: 1781 Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper MET Museum: 1918