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Fol. 39: A fire dragon to frighten the enemy:

(i) An armoured knight on horseback is holding a long pole with a flying dragon at the top, spitting fire. The dragon's head is made of lead and its open mouth contains sulphur and ash. Its body consists of lead and linen cloth filled with sulphur. Its tail is of silk, flying in the wind. Inscribed in Hebrew and Yiddish:

The dragon's head:

 זה יהא מן בלעך ובתוכו גופרית ופעך.

פיו פתוח.

The dragon's body:

זה יהא ג"כ מן בלעך וסל.

בגד פשתן ובתוכו גופרית.

Its lower wing:

 זה יהא ולוייגיל מן/ משי.

עש זול ווערבן חער און דר וירכב נגד הרוח.

(ii) The long pole is connected to the dragon by means of a semi-circular swivel which enables the dragon to turn to and fro with the wind. The pole is inscribed in Hebrew: זה יהא עץ ארוך.

See: Göttingen, NSUB 20 Cod. Ms. philos. 63, fol. 105 (Quarg 1967).

 

 

Fig. 1: Göttingen, NSUB 20 Cod. Ms. philos. 63, fol. 105

(Quarg 1967)

 

 

 

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The Yiddish Bellifortis | Unknown
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Fol. 39
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Last quarter of the 15th century
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Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod. hebr. 235 (Steinschneider 1895, No. 235)
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Paper, brown ink, yellow, red fire
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