Gustave Dore  - Paradise Lost---Dore is one of my favorite illustrators, hands down.

Paradise Lost - Gustave Dore/ John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, describing the Christian story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and the ensuing fall of man, is considered one of the greatest pieces of literature in the English language.

The mind provides the biological spice to our world...it can be our biggest asset, or our worst enemy

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven - John Milton, Paradise Lost

satan | Bulimic Sees Herself in Milton’s Satan

Satan’s Fall from John Milton’s Paradise Lost illustrated by Gustave Doré in 1866

William Blake, The Temptation and Fall of Eve, 1808 (illustration of Milton's Paradise Lost)

Paradise Lost - William Blake, The Temptation and Fall of Eve, 1808 (illustration of Milton's Paradise Lost)

I picture this as Seir's final form, but I don't see him as the devil, just something else, but you need to read the books to find out.   Interestingly, what you see here is more a modern interpretation of Lucifer after Christianity became the dominant religion and paganism became outlawed or deeply frowned on: "Lucifer on the throne in Paradise Lost" by Simon Bisley

a modern interpretation of Lucifer after Christianity became the dominant religion and paganism became outlawed or deeply frowned on: "Lucifer on the throne in Paradise Lost" by Simon Bisley

Satan, possessing the form of the serpent, quietly approaches the blissful Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

Gustave Dore - Illustration to Paradise Lost by John Milton - 39 - "Nearer he drew, and many a walk traversed Of stateliest covert, cedar, pine, or palm"

Satan was cast down by God into the pit of Hell. "Then Satan first knew pain, and writhed him to and fro."

Gustave Dore - Illustration to Paradise Lost by John Milton - 25 - Satan smitten by Michael - "Then Satan first knew pain, And writhed him to and fro convolved"

Paradise Lost - Simon Bisley

Inspired by Milton’s work of the same name, Biz’s much sought after Paradise Lost is now into a second print and available again for fans to enjoy.

nigra-lux:  DORÉ, Gustave (1832-1883) War in heaven (Illustration for John Milton’s Paradise Lost), detail1866EngravingEd. Orig. Lic. Ed.

nigra-lux: DORÉ, Gustave War in heaven (Illustration for John Milton’s Paradise Lost), Orig.

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