The Seven Deadly Sins, also known as the Capital Vices or Cardinal Sins, is a classification of objectionable vices that have been used since early Christian times to educate and instruct followers concerning fallen humanity’s tendency to sin. The currently recognized version of the list is usually given as wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. The Deadly Sins do not belong to an additional category of sin. Rather, they are the sins that are seen as the origin (“capital” comes from the Latin caput, head) of the other sins. A “deadly sin” can be either venial or mortal, depending on the situation; but they are called ‘capital’ because they are supposed to engender other sins, other vices. The Roman Catholic Church also recognizes seven virtues, which correspond inversely to each of the seven deadly sins: chastity (vs. lust); temperance (vs gluttony); charity (vs. greed); diligence (vs. sloth); patience (vs. wrath); kindness (vs. envy); humility (vs. pride).
According to Binsfeld’s classification of demons, the pairings are as follows
- Lucifer: Pride (superbia)
- Mammon: Greed (avaritia)
- Asmodeus: Lust (luxuria)
- Leviathan: Envy (invidia)
- Beelzebub: Gluttony (gula or gullia)
- Satan/Amon: Wrath (ira)
- Belphegor: Sloth (acedia)
Lust or lechery (carnal “luxuria”) is usually thought of as excessive thoughts or desires of a sexual nature. Aristotle’s criterion was excessive love of others, which therefore rendered love and devotion to God as secondary. In Dante’s Purgatorio, the penitent walks within flames to purge himself of lustful/sexual thoughts and feelings. 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.
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