Satan. Satan is described as a giant, terrifying beast with three faces, one red, one black, and one a pale yellow:
he had three faces: one in front bloodred;Satan is waist deep in ice, weeping tears from his six eyes, and beating his six wings as if trying to escape, although the icy wind that emanates only further ensures his imprisonment (as well as that of the others in the ring). With Satan are Brutus and Cassius who assassinated Julius Caesar and Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus.
and then another two that, just above
the midpoint of each shoulder, joined the first;
and at the crown, all three were reattached;
the right looked somewhat yellow, somewhat white;
the left in its appearance was like those
who come from where the Nile, descending, flows.
This poem is an allegory (writers use abstracts to represent meanings through actions, imagery, characters, events to create a moral, spiritual or political meaning) but when one reads Dante's "Inferno", one comes away with a sensation of horror to think that anyone could be plunged into a specific circle of Hell to an eternity of some sort of torture or brutality. Do you believe in Hell? Do you believe Hell is a possibility? I was brought up with the belief in Heaven and Hell, but as an adult, I do wonder.
Which brings me to a very well-known phrase: "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." I have recently quoted this a couple of times when people have asked me how I am doing after the breakup of my marriage. To be honest, I've had a hard time dealing with the anger towards my ex considering the lies, deceit, abuse and other things he threw at me. According to the meaning behind the phrase, although Hell is considered to be the most horrid place to be in, it cannot compete with the terror of a woman when she is scorned, spurned, or shunned.
Considering Dante's depiction of Hell, would I wish him any part of those nine circles? Absolutely not. However, I do believe he will, in some way, pay for the Hell he created.
happen to be hobbling along much better these days. The ankle is healed as well as it ever will be, my blood pressure is normal, and I'm harbouring a yen for school to start again.
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