A knight spears a unicorn, who lies with its head in the lap of a virgin c.1225-1250
(Source: bl.uk, via toledeol)
Miniature of Oedipus, dressed in royal garments, tearing out his own eyes, from John Lydgate’s Fall of Princes, England (Bury St Edmunds?), c. 1450 - c. 1460, Harley MS 1766, f. 48r
Miniature of Jocasta, Queen of Thebes, committing suicide after realising that Oedipus was ‘her own husband and son both’, f. 50r
"In the Chandogya Upanisad the winning throw at dice is called krita, and the commentators add that the sides of a die are marked with the numbers 4, 3, 2, and 1, and are called, respectively, krita, treta, dvapara, and kali. These four terms are the names of the four recurring ages in the Hindu myth of cycling time; the correspondence suggests traces of a myth in which historical ages proceeded from a dice game played by a time-god."