Monthly Archives: November 2017

Dante’s Inferno, Canto 18: malebolge

https://pixabay.com/en/broken-bridge-adventure-danger-666180/ *** MALEBOLGE *** The 10 Malebolge These are 10 evil pockets Punish simple fraud *** NOTE: Circle 8 punishes those unrepentant sinners who committed simple fraud against those to whom they did not have a special obligation of being … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 17: fears to fly

https://pixabay.com/en/icarus-italy-forli-2453926/ *** Dante fears to fly Remembers Phaëton’s death And Icarus’ fall *** NOTE: Geryon flies Dante and Virgil down to Circle 8 of the Inferno. Dante is afraid despite Virgil’s presence. Phaëton drove his immortal father’s Sun-chariot across the … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 17: greedy moneylenders

https://pixabay.com/en/purse-purses-wallet-pay-shopping-232242/ *** GREEDY MONEYLENDERS *** Greedy for money Moneylenders did nothing Worthy of notice *** NOTE: Because the greedy moneylenders used their talents only to acquire wealth, they accomplished nothing of lasting value while they were alive. Dante can recognize … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 17: GERYON

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** Fraudster Geryon This monster makes the world stink Seems honest; is not *** NOTE: Geryon has the face of an honest man, but he has the tail of a stinging scorpion. This monster appears to be … Continue reading

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Blood

Originally posted on HappymessHappiness:
To be the blood that’s pumping in your heart is the very thing I want.

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 16: Three Sodomites

https://pixabay.com/en/fourth-of-july-4th-of-july-2454956/ *** Dante meets three sinners Respect-worthy sodomites They were patriots *** NOTE: The three sodomites are Guido Guerra, Tegghiaio Aldobrandi, and Jacopo Rusticucci. They were patriots who loved and cared about the city of Florence. *** https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/15/dantes-inferno-canto-16-retelling-the-violent-against-nature-continued/ *** LULU … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 16: Virgil’s Special Powers

https://pixabay.com/en/statue-louvre-paris-aeneas-534340/ *** VIRGIL’S SPECIAL POWERS *** Has enormous strength — Virgil has special powers — and knows Dante’s thoughts *** NOTE: Virgil also always knows what time it is and the location of planets and other Heavenly objects although it … Continue reading

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