|About The City of Dis
The name Dis, derives from the Roman God of the underworld, "Dis Pater
" (Latin: Rich Father) the equivalent of the Greek
Hades, or Pluto (Rich One). Also known to the Romans as Orcus, he was believed to be
the brother of Jupiter and was greatly feared. His wife, Proserpina (a Roman corruption of the
Greek Persephone), was identified with vegetation, being regarded as a goddess of death
during her annual sojourn in the underworld and of abundance during her term in the upper
Dis is first mentioned as the name of a city in the works of
(1265-1321). It is held by Dante that Dis is, shall we say, administrative capital, of Hell., even if the Regent lives somewhat more inward than the appropriately civil servants.
One understands that Dante posited that it was possible to leave Hell. Most Christianity does not admit that possibility. This is, ah, unfortunate, and is, ultimately the reason that one must, if one is a moral person, reject the Christian religion, in any of its myriad forms. Do you want to know more?
|The Original works of Dante: Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise are available in many editions and are known collectively as the "Divine Comedy". A more modern version of Inferno, that is of interest for purely what it says about the authors, perhaps, is called, again, " Inferno " - Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle. It is also mentioned in " Black Easter " and " The Day After Judgement " By James. Blish. Click to get details on the books written by Dante Alighieri , Larry Niven , Jerry Pournelle or James Blish.|