Friday, September 19, 2008

The Sixth Terrace

In the Sixth Terrace Of Purgatory, Virgil, Dante, and Statius pass through the gluttonous.
The gluttonous are purged by abstaining from any food or drink. Here, the soul's desire to eat a forbidden fruit causes its shade to starve. To sharpen the pains of hunger, the gluttons on this terrace are forced to pass by cascades of cool water without being able to drink.
Gluttony is our Doodle Sin for Monday, September 22nd.


Marilyn said...

Oh man. I get the starving part but they are going to make us go thirsty too?