edward mordrake

Edward Mordrake was a 19th century English nobleman who had an extra face on the back of his head. According to the story, the extra face could neither eat nor speak, but it could laugh and cry. Edward begged doctors to have his ‘devil twin’ removed, because, supposedly, it whispered horrible things to him at night, but no doctor would attempt it. He committed suicide at the age of 23 by poisoning himself

Edward Mordrake was a 19th century English nobleman who had an extra face on the back of his head. According to the story, the extra face could neither eat nor speak, but it could laugh and cry. Edward begged doctors to have his devil twin removed, because, supposedly, it whispered horrible things to him at night, but no doctor would attempt it. He committed suicide at the age of 23 by poisoning himself because he could no longer stand having to live with the face on the back of his head.

Edward Mordrake 19. yüzyılda yaşamış ingiliz soylularından olduğu söylenir. İki tane yüze sahip olup, bir yüzü normal insan silueti gibi görünürken, diğer yüzündeki ağzıyla yemek yiyemiyor, konuşamıyor sadece gülüp, ağlayabiliyormuş. Diğer yüzünün her gece kendisine korkunç şeyler fısıldadığını söylese de hiçbir doktor bu yüzü almaya kalkışmamış.

Kafasına ön tarafından bakıldığında yakışıklı sayılabilecek biri olurken; arka yüzünde şeytani bir kadın olduğu söylenir. Dediğine göre bu kadın o ağlarken gülüyormuş ve psikolojisini tahrip edecek şekilde sohbete girişiyormuş kendisiyle.

Edward dayanamayıp 23 yaşında intihar etmiş. Tom Waits kendisinin trajedisini ”Poor Edward” isimli muhteşem eserinde dile getirmiştir

Edward Mordrake was reportedly the 19th century heir to an English peerage. He supposedly had an extra face on the back of his head, which could neither eat nor speak, although it could laugh or cry. Edward begged doctors to have his “demon head” removed, because, supposedly, it whispered horrible things to him at night, but no doctor would attempt it. He committed suicide at the age of 23.