(Plus, it had always felt like a shame to both of us that everyone reads Dante's Inferno, but not even hardcore planar fans can be bothered to finish Paradiso...)
I've tried! I really have! I got partway through before the text got too dense for high school me. I'll probably pick it up again, though; I feel like I should read the entire Divine Comedy.
I have read all of Purgatorio, if that makes any difference...
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The Golux wrote:I though Heaven had nine layers, for some reason...its been awhile but i think Paradiso is 7 as well, but I could be (probably am) wrong.
Having since checked, in the Divine Comedy there are nine layers, matching up with astronomical figures (one layer is the fixed stars, and the undiscovered-at-the-time planets aren't counted) as well as the nine orders of angels (Angels, Archangels, Principalities, Dominions, Powers, Virtues, Thrones, Cherubim, and Seraphim), though diverging from Dante certainly isn't wrong per se. And the number of celestial figures and types of angels/archons is different anyway, not to mention the two other good-aligned planes!
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