Dante’s Inferno, Canto 7: PLUTUS/PLUTO


Engraver: Auguste Doré




Plutus: god of wealth

Gold, silver, diamonds, rubies

Underground riches


NOTE: Pluto and Plutus are sometimes thought to be the same god. Auguste Doré called the figure Pluto. Plutus is the god of wealth, and Pluto is the god of the underworld. Since much wealth comes from underground, this confusion is fitting.



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