Monday, 6 July 2009

Mysterious Book: Codex Gigas


It is very much a real book, but the legends around it are surreal to say the least. To be honest, at one point when reading this erudite article (but with some lovely touches of humour too) a real chill ran down my spine... spooky stuff! Turn the cover of the Codex Gigas...

From the article:

The legend surrounding the Codex is that one of the monks from the Bohemian Benedictine Monastery had committed a terrible sin and was facing the ultimate punishment from the monastery...... to be walled up alive in is cell. To redeem himself from a terrible slow death, the monk offered a deal to the monastery leaders.....if he were to write the biggest book that the world had ever seen, in one single night, then he should be allowed to live.


Written by S Hayes

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Check out the Devil’s Bible/Codex Gigas in fiction.
SCARS ON THE FACE OF GOD: THE DEVIL’S BIBLE, a novel by C. G. Bauer
amazon.com, fictionwise.com, drolleriepress.com, cgbauer.net

Dr. Lauren said...

People are in an uproar about this book and it makes me sublimely happy.

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