Science, Faustus, Grail, Dark Gods

“Ye holy priests of heavenly Mahomet
That, sacrificing, slice and cut your flesh,
Staining his altars with your purple blood;
Make Heaven to frown and every fixed star
To suck up poison from the moorish fens,
And pour it in this glorious tyrant’s throat!”

—Christopher Marlowe, Tamburlaine

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