Dante's Satan

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Sarah Dungan

Inspired by Dante's Inferno - In the poem Lucifer has 3 faces, but I decided to make it 3 heads.  Satan is trapped in Hell's frozen centre, which is reserved for the sin of treason (in his case against God).  His faces eternally chew on the three worst traitors of all time: Judas (for his betrayal of Jesus), Brutus, and Cassius (for the assassination of Julius Caesar) as he weeps in self pity.  Dante envisages Hell as concentric layers (each for a different sin) lining a huge crater that reaches the centre of the earth (created by the impact of Lucifer as he was thrown from heaven) - hence the rings...

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Category Mythology

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