Paradise Lost says it’s abhorred & the flood of deadly hate & in Dante’s Inferno it’s fed by a gloomy brook
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Today’s Final Jeopardy Category is: Mythological Places
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“Paradise Lost” says it’s “abhorred” & “the flood of deadly hate” & in Dante’s “Inferno” it’s fed by a “gloomy brook”
Final Jeopardy Answer
The Final Jeopardy Answer is: River Styx
Final Jeopardy Explanation
The River Styx holds a crucial role in different mythological narratives and literary works, notably in Greek myths as well as Dante’s “Inferno” and Milton’s “Paradise Lost.” In ancient Greek stories, this river marks the division between the world of the living and Hades, the realm of the dead. Being one of Hades’ five rivers, the Styx is so repugnant that even divine beings hesitate to take false oaths in its name.
In Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” the river gains attributes like “abhorred” and is tied to a “flood of deadly hate,” underlining its function as a separator in Hell and its loathsome and threatening qualities.
In a different vein, Dante’s “Inferno” depicts the Styx as nourished by a “gloomy brook,” situating it in Hell’s fifth circle as the place where souls suffering from wrath and melancholy are punished.
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