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Dante Inferno, Canto 8: PHLEGYAS

Canto 8: PHLEGYAS Engraver: Gustave Doré *** PHLEGYAS *** Phlegyas’ anger Apollo raped his daughter So he burned temple *** Gods are dangerous Apollo killed Phlegyas Phlegyas in Hell *** Phlegyas works now Ferries souls across the Styx To lower … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 7: PLUTUS/PLUTO

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** PLUTO/PLUTUS *** 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 … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 7: SLOTHFUL AND SULLEN

https://pixabay.com/en/fog-moor-autumn-swamp-1886939/ *** SLOTHFUL AND SULLEN *** Slothful and sullen Did not pursue good with zeal Stayed lazy, sullen *** NOTE: The slothful, sullen sinners are underwater in a marsh, revealing their presence only by the bubbles that rise to the … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 7: TIGHT FISTS AND BALD HEADS

https://pixabay.com/en/hand-finger-nail-wrist-thumb-1701952/ *** TIGHT FISTS AND BALD HEADS *** Misers have tight fists Wasters are bald because they Spent all their hair *** NOTE: Except for these distinguishing features, the misers and wasters are difficult to distinguish because their relationship with … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 7: eternal conflict

*** ETERNAL CONFLICT *** Clash heavy weights Together. Some shout, “Why hoard?” Others shout, “Why waste?” *** NOTE: Engraver Gustave Doré cleverly made the heavy weights full moneybags. The wasters and misers push heavy rolling weights around the fourth circle … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 7: WASTERS AND HOARDERS

https://pixabay.com/en/money-dollars-success-business-1428594/ *** WASTERS AND HOARDERS *** Loved it or blew it Wasted it or hoarded it They misused money *** NOTE: Money must be used properly. Buy the things you need rather than hoarding. If you don’t blow your money, … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 6: SINS AND WORSE SINS

https://pixabay.com/en/hello-name-tag-sticker-paper-1502386/ *** SINS AND WORSE SINS *** The lower you go In the Inferno’s circles The worse the sin is *** NOTE: Sinners in the first few circles want to be remembered in the Land of the Living, but sinners … Continue reading

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