0017

Moenen of Antwerp (Belgium)

Following the post about Mariken of Nimwegen, follows here a bit more abot this one eyed charming devil:

Moenen plays an important role in the medieval story of Mariken Nimwegen. He is the devil who tempts Mariken to go with him to Antwerp. There they go together and lead for seven years a life of debauchery. If Mariken repents, Moenen trying to murder her, but fails. Eventually Marikens sins are forgiven. The limestone statue of Moenen is designed by Piet Killaars and placed in 1968 on a staircase between the Saint Stephan Cimetary and Stikke Hezelstraat. The position in which the image is placed – Moenen turns his back to the church to – needs no further explanation.

201607141251Nijmegen