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Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 78

Those immune to Cupid's arrow

Lest cruel love conquer you, or any woman ravage your mind with her magic arts, let the bird of Bacchus, the motacilla, be made ready to attend you. This quadriradial bird you should place in a circular orb, so that it forms a cross with its beak and its tail and two wings. This shall be an amulet for all enchantment. With this sign of Venus, it is said, Pegasean Jason could be unharmed by Phasian treacheries.