Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Fifth Terrace

In the Fifth Terrace Of Purgatory, The avaricious  are purged by lying face-down on the ground, unable to move. Excessive concern for earthly goods—whether in the form of greed or extravagance—is punished and purified. The sinner learns to turn his desire of possessions or power to a love of God. It is here that Dante and Virgil meet the soul of Statius, who has completed his purgation and joins them on their ascent to paradise.
Greed, or avarice, is our Doodle Sin for Tuesday, September 23rd.


Marilyn said...

I guess if can't think of any doodles to illustrate the sin we can always illustrate the punishment.