Inferno Playing Cards Cocito Edition deck by Passione Italy

Inferno Playing Cards Cocito Edition deck by Passione Italy

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Dante Alighieri is the most prominent Italian poet and "La Divina Commedia" (the Divine Comedy) is his masterpiece, representing his vision of afterlife, divided in three reigns: Inferno (hell), Purgatorio (purgatory) and Paradiso (heaven). “La Divina Commedia” also marks the beginning of the Italian language, used in an important piece of literature, replacing the official Latin language.

Cocito is the frozen lake at the bottom of Dante’s Inferno, where he puts the worst possible sinners for his ethics: the traitors. That’s why, at the center of the back, you can see spikes of ice, replacing the flames.

The Jokers in Inferno - Cocito show Lucifer, as described by Dante: a demon with three faces munching with his three mouths the three worst sinners (according to Dante): Judas, Brutus and Cassius.


Collector notes:
c. 2017, Out-of-print


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