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St. Michael

 

seen in St. Michaelis Church in Hamburg

 

A short series about well-known and unknown saints

St. Michael

 

seen in St. Michaelis Church in Hamburg

 

A short series about well-known and unknown saints

comments (14)

this saint has a serene expression while swinging the sword to slay the demon, Philine!
Philine: The saint looks powerful and will slay the devil. Many thanks, Ayush!
I thought the same as Ayush! That demon does need slaying... frightening!
Philine: Yes, very frightening, thank you, Elizabeth!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Dec 2019, 04:36
Let us not mess with her!
Philine: St. Michael is a he, but he looks like a maiden here. Many thanks, Ray!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 9 Dec 2019, 06:16
An unusual depiction of Satan, half devil half dragon
Philine: You are quite correct, Lisl, many thanks!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Dec 2019, 06:46
St Michael is my favourite Philine..
Philine: Oh, I thought St. Christopher would be your favourite. Many thanks, Chris!
Une statue bien originale , c'est la première que je voies ainsi !
Merci
Philine: Très original vraiment. Merci bien, Claudine!
To be honest, Philine, I thought St. Michael was a fair maiden here, more like a Joan of Arc. smile
Philine: You are right - I had the same feeling. Heel bedankt, Ginnie!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Dec 2019, 07:06
St Michael appears to be a woman; I always assumed it t be a man. Years ago, "St. Michael" was the own-brand name of clothes made for Marks and Spencer, a big retailer in the UK.
Philine: Yes, St. Michael is a man, perhaps he is here a trans, yesterday I read that nowadays so many teenagers are feeling to be 'trans' in Germany and Britain. A bit strange. Many thanks, Alan!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Dec 2019, 07:06
This is a very visual of the saint fighting evil, Philine. I like the colours.
Philine: It is an unusual statue. Many thanks, Astrid!
When Marks and Spencers had St Michael as their brand name , St Michael was known as the patron saint of underpants
Philine: Alan mentioned this, too, but he didn't mentioned the underpants. Funny! Many thanks, Bill!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 9 Dec 2019, 08:38
I rather like this baroque sculpture. I’m looking forward to the series.
Philine: very baroque indeed, the whole church looks baroque, but rebuilt after the WWII. Many thanks, Chad!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Dec 2019, 11:46
Another Thalassic Mortal getting slayed by a girl in a red dress. What imagination did the old Christians have. Wanting to destroy Gog and Magog, before they arise.

PS. I know it is not supposed to be a girl, but the artist used a female face, arms and a dress. The torso and legs look male smile
Philine: It is an unusual statuette for sure. Heel bedankt, Louis!
It is a fine statuette but as others have remarked, a little on the feminine side.
Philine: You are right, an unusual statue of St. Michael indeed. Many thanks, Brian!
My church is St. Michaels.
Philine: Yes, many churches are named after this saint, and he is often sculptured. Many thanks, Mary!

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