Depiction of demons in the middle region of air (02 Mar)

Figure 5.1. Depiction of demons in the middle region of air from Aristotle, Libri de coelo IIII, de generatione II, Meteororum IIII adiectis Eckiis commentariis, Augsburg, 1519, 85v. Courtesy University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

Aristotle considered light to descend from the sun to the earth and reflected back off of it to the media layer which demons inhabited. Root words of Daemon and Media are key here.

Contributed: Craig Martin.