Satan In Dante's Inferno

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The passage opens up with a sentence in latin “Vexilla regis prodeunt inferni” to put in evidence that Dante is near to meet the prince of demons, Satan. In the beginning,as the first verse discloses, Dante saw nothing in the darkness, except for the silhouette of what he thinks is a huge windmill from which a cold air blows. The wind produced by Lucifer is a parody of the breath of the Holy Spirit, which proceeds from the Father and the Son, who is ardent of charity while this air freezes the lake in which the lost souls are trapped. The vision of the monster is prepared with a wise expectation, coming only after Dante described the traitors immersed in the Cocito area, the Giudecca. They are completely wrapped in ice, similar to transparent

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