I just found an image of Leviathan from a 12th-c.
Alsatian ms. showing a triumphant Christ on the cross
exiting Lev's mouth and was reminded that Rupert of
Deutz wrote (can't recall ref.) that Christ's humanity
was the bait and his divinity, the hook by which Satan
was vanquished. Most hell mouths look like sea
monsters to the best of my recollection and this may
be part of the reason why.
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