Gluttony Gula Picture
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In the Dante's inferno poem, Gluttony has the 4th circle and the gluttons are punished for eternity to be lying on mud, under a cold rain and they have their mouths filled with mud too. In this circle is Cerberus too , the three headed dog from Greek mythology barking, bitting, gnarling and shattering the damned into shreds, also eating them.
For Dante, this was a metaphor of those who's lives had been all about getting more food that they could, just for pleasure, eating non stop as a dog. As they had all what they wanted in life in matters of food, now in the hellish aftherlife they are deprived of it.
Fun Fact: Ciacco, (Pig for Italian) the most iconic character Dante Allighieri depicts here, could had been a friend of his in Florence and/or a political figure known by being a glutton though who could had been this person in real life remains being a mystery. Some experts had remarked that due the nature of the poem,Ciacco could had been a political figure.
The orange color is attributed to gluttony, because in some paintings that were a message about gluttony had oranges in them and the reason of this is that oranges are sweet citric fruits , hard to get and a kind of food that was hard to preserve due the short time they last before getting evidence of rot. So people had to be quick to consume them.