Day 045/365 - The Sixth Circle of Hell: Lust

Happy Valentines Day, with the most appropreate of the Seven Deadly Sins - LUST!


Dante has this to say about lust: The lustful in hell, whose actions often led them and their lovers to death, are "carnal sinners who subordinate reason to desire". Lust is usually thought of as excessive thoughts or desires of a sexual nature. Giving in to lusts can lead to sexual or sociological compulsions and/or transgressions including (but not limited to) sexual addiction, fornication, adultery, bestiality, rape, perversion, and incest. In "Purgatorio", the penitent walks within flames to purge himself of lustful/sexual thoughts and feelings.

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Taken on February 14, 2009