Our final deadly sin, rounding out this devilish journey is Fornicatio aka Lust, the inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body. In Dante’s Inferno, unforgiven souls of the sin of lust are blown about in restless hurricane-like winds symbolic of their own lack of self-control to their lustful passions in earthly life. Your punishment? To be smothered in fire and brimstone. Not kisses.
Def Leppard’s tune Animal is playing as I write this: A wild ride, over stony ground. Such a lust for life, the circus comes to town. We are the hungry ones, on a lightning raid. Just like a river runs, like a fire needs flame. Oh, I burn for you. I gotta feel it in my blood, whoa, oh I need your touch don’t need your love, whoa, oh. And I want, and I need, and I lust, animal. And I want, and I need, and I lust, animal. With that we end our journey. Special thanks to Nick Nistico and Jason Leidy, my partners for this sinfully fun project.
Renée Korbel Quinn | Mixology & Lifestyle Editor
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*The Seven Deadly Sins
Avaritia: Greed – Wanting too much of something – Boiled in oil
Gula: Gluttony – Taking too much of something in – Forced to eat rats, snakes, spiders, toads
Fornicatio: Lust – The need to fulfill unspiritual desires – Roasted by fire and brimstone
Invidia: Envy – Jealousy; wanting to have what someone has – Encased in freezing water
Acedia: Sloth – Being too slow or lazy at doing something – Thrown into snake pits
Ira: Wrath – Vindictive anger; revenge – Torn apart, limb from limb
Superbia: Pride – Being too self absorbed – Broken on the wheel