The Day of the Great Revelation, Scivias, book 3, vision Ii: Hildegard sees five beasts in the north, like a dog, a lion, a horse, a pig, and a wolf, presaging "five ferocious epochs of temporal rule" toward the end of time. In the west the youthful Christ of her previous vision (figure ) appears again; below, Hildegard recognizes the crowned woman of book 2, vision 6, but with "scaly blemishes" on her hips and a monstrous head at her genitals, which leaves her violently and is destroyed by a thunderbolt (lower right). The church is invaded by Antichrist and betrayed "because those who should love her will violently persecute her."

From Voice of the living light: Hildegard of Bingen and her world by Barbara Newman

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    1. The Day of the Great Revelation, Scivias, book 3, vision Ii: Hildegard sees five beasts in the north, like a dog, a lion, a horse, a pig, and a wolf, presaging "five ferocious epochs of temporal rule" toward the end of time. In the west the youthful Christ of her previous vision (figure ) appears again; below, Hildegard recognizes the crowned woman of book 2, vision 6, but with "scaly blemishes" on her hips and a monstrous head at her genitals, which leaves her violently and is destroyed by a thunderbolt (lower right). The church is invaded by Antichrist and betrayed "because those who should love her will violently persecute her."