The severed head of John the Baptist flies round to avenge his homicide
The Bible incorporates the story of John the Baptist, the cool cousin of Jesus, who’s beheaded by the evil king Herod. However the lifetime of John the Baptist, an early work historically attributed to Bishop Serapion from the 4th century, goes a bit additional. It tells how John got here again from the useless to follow a really spectacular revenge. The story begins when John, already a well-known prophet, spends all his time shouting into Herod's palace via an angel-driven megaphone: "Don't marry your brother's spouse". This annoys Herod, who really married his brother's spouse (she was additionally Herod's niece, though John seems to agree). And it actually annoys his new spouse who sends her daughter Salome to do an attractive dance for her husband in trade for John's execution. Nice household state of affairs there.
John's head is delivered to the royal household, who settles down for a very good pleasure. However all of a sudden "the pinnacle of the blessed Johannes launched the strands of hair from the plate, unfold them and flew into the center of the room." John then flies via the room together with his Haar-O-Copter earlier than the whole roof opens and he zooms straight into the air and flies all over the world for 15 years, screaming insults at Herod. Think about that you’re a poor farmer who takes care of your personal affairs in a quiet Chinese language village when a severed head all of a sudden passes by and screams with rage over an fool named Herod.
As for Herod himself, The Life says that he was so stunned that he had a large stroke and died instantly. His spouse additionally seems to have been fairly frightened, as her eyes jumped straight out of her head and rolled away like marbles. At that time the roof fell on them. Then an enormous mouth opened within the ground and swallowed it entire, straight to hell. To be sincere, Herod appears to have gotten out of the sunshine by comparability. However what about Salome, who secured the execution by hitting Herod with a large blow apart from her horny dancing? Properly, she was so amazed that she was fully loopy … with dancing insanity!
Consequently, she boogies all the way in which out of the palace and solely grooves to a frozen lake (hopefully she'll begin some cute previous dance events alongside the way in which). When she begins dancing on the lake, the ice offers method and solely leaves her head above water. Thankfully, some troopers are there to save lots of them. Sadly, she will be able to't get her out and be content material with simply reducing her head off (pretty, there was some fairly robust proof that this wasn't deadly). At this level, an precise whale one way or the other emerges from the depths and throws its physique into the air like a pancake. This can be a rattling great way, despite the fact that the whale half simply appears to be like like an overkill.
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