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The Courts of God by John Martin 1824-1825

This painting and scene are symbolic of the message that the Engineer home was “Heaven”



Dante and Virgil Approaching The Entrance To Hell by Gustave Doré 1861


Eternity in the context of hell signifies duration; as Aquinas notes, “The fire of hell is called eternal only because it is unending”

Inferno Canto III:1-21 The Gate of Hell
THROUGH ME THE WAY TO THE INFERNAL CITY:
THROUGH ME THE WAY TO ETERNAL SADNESS:
THROUGH ME THE WAY TO THE LOST PEOPLE.
JUSTICE MOVED MY SUPREME MAKER:
I WAS SHAPED BY DIVINE POWER,
BY HIGHEST WISDOM, AND BY PRIMAL LOVE.
BEFORE ME, NOTHING WAS CREATED,
THAT IS NOT ETERNAL: AND ETERNAL I ENDURE.
FORSAKE ALL HOPE, ALL YOU THAT ENTER HERE.

These were the words, with their dark colour, that I saw written above the gate, at which I said: ‘Master, their meaning, to me, is hard.’ And he replied to me, as one who knows: ‘Here, all uncertainty must be left behind: all cowardice must be dead. We have come to the place where I told you that you would see the sad people who have lost the good of the intellect.’ And placing his hand on mine, with a calm expression, that comforted me, he led me towards the hidden things.

David leads the USCSS Covenant ground crew to the citadel, symbolic of the Gates of Hell.


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‘And lo! towards us coming in a boat / An old man, hoary with the hair of eld, / Crying: 'Woe unto you, ye souls depraved!’

'And, lo! toward us in a bark / Comes an old man, hoary white with eld, / Crying “Woe to you, wicked spirits!’


Gustave Doré, illustration from Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, Arrival of Charon (Die Ankunft Charons), Plate IX, Canto III, c. 1857.

The Devil's Advocate: Understanding Homura Akemi & The Rebellion Story in Style

At long last, the tumblr post you have all be dreading. And just in time for the first year anniversary of the release of The Rebellion Story!

Spoilers for the Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the works of Dante, and Devil May Cry - both versions. Also, this post is very animated gif-heavy, so for those of you with slow connections, I apologize in advance.

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For the group show Sa Pangatlong Kanto

An exhibit in celebration of Dante Alighieri’s 750th Birth Anniversary.

The show runs from November 24 to 27, 2015 at the Museum of A History of Ideas, University of the Philippines Manila.


Similar to Alighieri’s Divine Comedy and its three different realms of the dead, people on earth live bit by bit in their own kind of division too. Most stay in domains where they think they fairly belong, while some move from under to somewhere over and beyond in attempt to achieve a change of mind and of heart―a journey to metanoia. 

This, in relation to Dante’s sailing across the river of sorrow–also known as the Acheron–with Virgil and Charon the ferryman marks the beginning of his pilgrimage.

See Inferno, Canto III.

anonymous asked:

What does the Latin on your heading mean?

It’s actually Italian! It comes from Dante Alighieri’s Divina Commedia from the fourteenth century. The words “Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate” mean “Abandon all hope, you who enter [here]” and are part of what’s written over the gate of Hell. Here’s the passage itself:

“Through me the way into the city of woe,
Through me the way to eternal pain,
Through me the way among the people lost.
Justice moved my High Maker;
Divine power made me,
Wisdom supreme and primal love.
Before me nothing was created
If not eternal, and eternal I endure.
Abandon all hope, you who enter.”

These words, in sombre colour,
I saw written on the arch of a gate.
(Inferno, Canto III, ll. 1-11)

Chilling!