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* AccidentallyCorrectWriting: A weird and complicated example, but near the of Inferno Dante and Virgil meet the giant Nimrod, who says the "words":

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* AccidentallyCorrectWriting: A weird and complicated example, but near the end of Inferno Dante and Virgil meet the giant Nimrod, who says the "words":

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* AccidentallyCorrectWriting: A weird and complicated example, but near the of Inferno Dante and Virgil meet the giant Nimrod, who says the "words":
-> "Raphèl mai amècche zabì almi"
the poem has Virgil say this is just gibberish, as part of Nimrod's punishment for making the Tower Of Babel (which led to people speaking different languages) is being able to only speak a language no one understands. The historian László Szörényi,has noted that the phrase sounds oddly similar to the Old Hungarian "Rabhel maj, amék szabi állni", which translates to roughly "It's a jail that forces you to stay here", which actually makes some sense in context (whether meant as a threat to Dante and Virgil, or Nimrod lamenting his own imprisonment in Hell.) If it ''is'' just a coincidence, it's a pretty weird one.


** Paradiso features a geocentric universe...sort of.

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** Paradiso features a geocentric universe... sort of.


* Despite being TheProtagonist and the author, Dante's name is mentioned only once in the entire ''Comedy'' and it takes 64 cantos to get there.

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* Despite being TheProtagonist and the author, Dante's name is mentioned only once in the entire ''Comedy'' and it takes 64 cantos to get there.
there (out of 100).


** ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' fans are famous for their "four barons of hell" theory about the Evas' design. The most commonly cited source of this is the ''Inferno''. There are no four barons of hell, and in fact no overall ruler figures.

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** ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' fans are famous for their "four barons of hell" theory about the Evas' design. The most commonly cited source of this is the ''Inferno''. There are no four barons of hell, and in fact no overall ruler figures.hell.


** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' said that Dante said something along the lines of "The hottest place in hell was reserved for good men who let evil happen." First, the center of hell is ice. Secondly, it's for traitors; people who are completely neutral aren't even allowed in hell, and their punishment is to go and be stuck between hell and purgatory, desiring ''any'' respite.
*** That might actually be the ''point''. Good men who just weren't willing to commit themselves are in the bit of Hell ''furthest away from the ice''. Thus, arguably, the bit that should be hottest.
** ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' fans are famous for their "four barons of hell" theory about the Evas' design. The most commonly cited source of this is the ''Inferno''. There are no four barons of hell.
* DatedHistory: In what is [[ValuesDissonance for modern audiences one of the most controversial issues]] of the Inferno, Muhammad and his son-in-law Ali are shown in the Eighth circle of Hell for promoting Schism. This was based on the assumption of Medieval European Christians that Islam was a heretical offshoot of Christianity founded in part by an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arianism Arian]] heretic named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahira Bahira/Sergius the monk]] rather than as a distinct Abrahamic religion as it is understood today.

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** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' said that Dante said something along the lines of "The hottest place in hell was reserved for good men who let evil happen." First, the center of While no specific place in hell is ice. Secondly, it's for traitors; people who are completely neutral is said to be the hottest (though there's plenty of EvilIsBurningHot), the Undecided aren't even allowed in hell, and their punishment is to go and be stuck between hell and purgatory, desiring ''any'' respite.
*** That might actually be
hell- they remain along the ''point''. Good men who just weren't willing to commit themselves are in shores of the bit of Hell ''furthest away from the ice''. Thus, arguably, the bit that should be hottest.
Styx, chasing an elusive banner.
** ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' fans are famous for their "four barons of hell" theory about the Evas' design. The most commonly cited source of this is the ''Inferno''. There are no four barons of hell.
hell, and in fact no overall ruler figures.
* DatedHistory: In what is [[ValuesDissonance for modern audiences one of the most controversial issues]] of the Inferno, Muhammad and his son-in-law Ali (who was responsible for the split between Sunni and Shiite Islam) are shown in the Eighth circle of Hell for promoting Schism. This was based on the assumption of Medieval European Christians that Islam was a heretical offshoot of Christianity founded in part by an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arianism Arian]] heretic named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahira Bahira/Sergius the monk]] rather than as a distinct Abrahamic religion as it is understood today.


* OneOfUs: Creator/DanteAlighieri was a big fan of medieval romances set in the Myth/KingArthur universe and epic adventure stories like ''Literature/TheAeneid''.


** Back in 1886, the ''Comedy'' was forbidden in Turkey since it cast "[[https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1886/10/31/103990300.pdf ridicule and contempt upon different existing religion]]."

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** Back in 1886, the ''Comedy'' was forbidden in Turkey since it cast "[[https://timesmachine.[[https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1886/10/31/103990300.pdf ridicule Back in 1886]], the ''Comedy'' was forbidden in Turkey since it cast "ridicule and contempt upon different existing religion]].religion."


** In Purgatorio, we learn that the island of Purgatory is the only piece of land in antipodes (a.k.a. the Southern Hemisphere), surrounded by a huge ocean that covers one full hemisphere. To his credit, Dante always remembers that the sun would be to the north in the antipodes. (And remarkably enough, he describes a constellation of four bright stars that sounds suspiciously like the Southern Cross; he couldn't possibly have seen it, or even spoken to anyone who had. Critics generally think it's a metaphor for the Four Cardinal Virtues (fortitude, temperance, justice, and prudence) illuminating the life of the penitent sinner.)

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** In Purgatorio, we learn that the island of Purgatory is the only piece of land in antipodes (a.k.a. the Southern Hemisphere), surrounded by a huge ocean that covers one full hemisphere. To his credit, Dante always remembers that the sun would be to the north in the antipodes. (And remarkably enough, he describes a constellation of four bright stars that sounds suspiciously like the Southern Cross; [[AccidentallyCorrectWriting he couldn't possibly have seen it, or even spoken to anyone who had.had]]. Critics generally think it's a metaphor for the Four Cardinal Virtues (fortitude, temperance, justice, and prudence) illuminating the life of the penitent sinner.)

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* LifeImitatesArt: 671 years after his death, Dante descended underground into a fiery Inferno with some assistance from Geryon. That is, [[https://www.nytimes.com/1992/12/08/science/robot-named-dante-to-explore-inferno-of-antarctic-volcano.html a robot named after the medieval poet was sent into an Antarctic volcano in a homage to the poem]].


* BannedInChina: An advisor to the United Nations advocated that the ''Comedy'', the foundation of the Italian language, be banned from Italian schools for its depiction of Muslims and homosexuals, according to [[http://www.italymagazine.com/italy/dante/call-dante-s-racist-divine-comedy-be-banned this article]]. [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad Obviously, it didn't take.]]

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* BannedInChina: BannedInChina:
** Back in 1886, the ''Comedy'' was forbidden in Turkey since it cast "[[https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1886/10/31/103990300.pdf ridicule and contempt upon different existing religion]]."
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An advisor to the United Nations advocated that the ''Comedy'', the foundation of the Italian language, be banned from Italian schools for its depiction of Muslims and homosexuals, according to [[http://www.italymagazine.com/italy/dante/call-dante-s-racist-divine-comedy-be-banned this article]]. [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad Obviously, it didn't take.]]


* BannedInChina: An advisor to the United Nations advocated that the ''Comedy'', the foundation of the Italian language, be banned from Italian schools for its depiction of Muslims and homosexuals, according to [[http://www.italymagazine.com/italy/dante/call-dante-s-racist-divine-comedy-be-banned this article]].

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* BannedInChina: An advisor to the United Nations advocated that the ''Comedy'', the foundation of the Italian language, be banned from Italian schools for its depiction of Muslims and homosexuals, according to [[http://www.italymagazine.com/italy/dante/call-dante-s-racist-divine-comedy-be-banned this article]]. [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad Obviously, it didn't take.]]


* SchoolStudyMedia: The ''Comedy'' is universally taught in Italian classes, often discussed in poetry classes, sometimes mentioned in theology courses, and thanks to Galileo, [[https://www.mtholyoke.edu/courses/mpeterso/galileo/scaling8.pdf twice taught in lectures on geometry]].

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* SchoolStudyMedia: The ''Comedy'' is universally taught in Italian classes, often sometimes discussed in poetry classes, sometimes mentioned in theology philosophy courses, and thanks to Galileo, [[https://www.mtholyoke.edu/courses/mpeterso/galileo/scaling8.pdf twice taught in lectures on geometry]].

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* SchoolStudyMedia: The ''Comedy'' is universally taught in Italian classes, often discussed in poetry classes, sometimes mentioned in theology courses, and thanks to Galileo, [[https://www.mtholyoke.edu/courses/mpeterso/galileo/scaling8.pdf twice taught in lectures on geometry]].

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