(80) <<Sane quamquam mulieri desponsatae et a uiro nondum cognitae liceat ad religionem transire
, aliam tamen non potest ducere in uxorem>>: 1 Comp.
The same as in the case of the Garden of Eden, prohibited to mankind after the original sin, Brendan is warned not to try to find a passage or a bridge over the river: "Istud flumen non possumus transire
The inscription around the head of Archimedes is a quote attributed to him which reads in Latin: "Transire
suum pectus mundoque potiri", in English, it means Rise above oneself and grasp the word (Archimedes, p.
Another example of liminality comes to the fore in the figure of Charon, the ferryman whom Virgil has also made mention of in Georgics IV: "nor did the ferryman of Orcus (grant) further passage through that barrier-like marsh" ("nec portitor Orci/ amplius obiectam passus transire
paludem" (lines 502-03).
Quia tamen in ista uita est professio crucis Christi, nauis est, et potest horno per istam nauim transire