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22 Medieval Satans Who Are Just Having A Really Bad Day

"Just really fed up with all of this." – These devils

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1. This Satan has just had it.

Giovanni da Modena / Via

2. This Satan is not coping with things at all.

Michael Pacher / Via

3. This Satan is increasingly of the opinion that the glowing red-hot chain was a bad choice of floss.

Dreux Brudé, the Master of the Parliament of Paris / Via

4. This Satan is still smashing naked sinners together like conkers, but his heart isn't in it.

Taddeo di Bartoli / Via

5. This Satan has just had ENOUGH of naked sinners escaping through his vagina-face as fast as he can stuff them into his regular face.

14th century Bolognese painting of the Devil in the Last Judgment / Via

6. This Satan is DONE with all the weirdly proportioned adult-children in his mouth.

From The Hours of Catharine of Cleves / Via

7. Same. Same.

From The Hours of Catharine of Cleves / Via

8. Cat-fish-head Satan is just so tired.

The Hours of Catharine of Cleves / Via

9. This Satan just feels like it's all getting a bit old, you know? The whole eater-of-souls business. He wonders whether it's time to pack it in and go into the law, like his dad wanted.

Illustration from St Augustine's De Civitate Dei / Via

10. Sometimes it feels like a struggle just ordering the daemons to prod the souls of the damned with their big forks. Like, what's it all about?

Fra Angelico / Via

11. All the souls just taste of arse anyway.

Fra Angelico / Via

12. This Satan is just going to sit down and keep warm by the roasting souls and let some other sucker do the work.

Hieronymous Bosch / Via

13. This Satan is trying to cheer himself up, but even the novelty hat isn't working.

From a manuscript recovered from the Abbey of Saint Tabitha / Via

14. This Satan is worried he's let himself go a bit and thinks maybe he needs to cut down on the souls.

From the Scrovegni Chapel, Padua / Via

15. This Satan doesn't remember eating a Puritan last night.

16. This Satan is trying to smile through it, but he secretly wishes he had a lower jaw like regular people instead of an upside-down extra face.

From a mid-15th century copy of the Book of Revelation / Via

17. This Satan is sick of his mates getting all the girls.

Death and the Devil Surprising Two Women: engraving from 1500 / Via

18. This Satan has just remembered he's left the gas on.

Cornelis Galle I, “Lucifer”, 1595 / Via

19. Snake-Satan is so sick of it all, he's literally vomiting up a perfectly good dinner of damned souls.

Detail of a mosaic in Gelati monastery / Via

20. The whole thing is enough to drive a decent, hard-working Satan crazy.

21. This Satan ~double-dares you~ to say something about his ears.

Louis Boulanger (France, 1806–1867), The Round of the Sabbath / Via

22. This Satan is all, "I don't need this shit. Come on, Susan, we're off."

"Nuremberg chronicles - Devil and Woman on Horseback (CLXXXIXv)". Licensed under Public Domain via Commons / Via