A Brilliant Illustrated Book Of Demons And Spells From Early 20th Century Iran

An indispensable guide to identifying and preventing demons from licking your toes

 

These depictions of demons – the pick of which has to be the one licking your toes if they hang out the bed at night – are from an early-20th-century book of demons from Isfahan, in central Iran. Demons were a common feature of pre-Islamic Iran. Many below are linked to magic and signs of the zodiac. The collection includes a book of spells describing incantations and talismans in dealing with the hellish creatures.

 

Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan

Leo

Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan

Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan

Capricorn

Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan

Sagittarius

Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan

Libra

Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan

Virgo

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Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan

Cancer

Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan

Gemini

Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan

Taurus

Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan

Aries

demons iran

 

Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan

demons iran

Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan

Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan

Aquarius

Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan

Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan

Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan

Pisces

Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan

Iran Demons art book 20th Century Isfahan

 

Via: @akarjooravary and Princeton’s Digital Library.