Hell Is a Mouth, Heaven Is a Butt

In My Expert Opinion

Apr 6 2021 • 46 mins

Buffy the Vampire Slayer takes place on a hellmouth, so this week we dive into the historical and religious origins of hellmouths, as well as their representation in art and theater. This one gets wild—we’d like to officially apologize to our moms.



Schmidt, G. (1985) The Mouth of Hell in Medieval Art and Thought.

Schapiro, M. (1942) “Cain’s Jaw-Bone that Did the First Murder.”

Rust, K. (2018) “Welcome to the Medieval Hellmouth: Hellmouth Illuminations and their Correlation to Fantasy and Pop Culture.”

Konstantinova, I. (2013) “Borgesian libraries and librarians in television popular culture.”

Music: "Dance Robot ACTIVATE" by Loyalty Freak Music.

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