Infernal Roundtable

Roundtable Session
Animals and Mythical Creatures of the Underworld

Myth Reading Group
Thursday 21 March 2019
12.00 – 1.30 pm
Room 5B.124

Cerberus-Blake

William Blake, Illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy: Hell, Canto 6: Cerberus

For our last session of the term we will hold a roundtable discussion on Underworld Animals and Creatures. Our discussion will start from the creatures populating Dante’s Inferno, the first part of the Divine Comedy. Dante and his guide, Virgil, meet familiar creatures of Greek mythology, such as the Minotaur and Cerberus, but their form is changed.

Participants are encouraged to propose additional texts (or images): either send suggestions to mythic@essex.ac.uk or bring along short texts and ideas on underworld animals on the day. All approaches to myth as well as myths from all cultures are welcome!

Suggested Reading:

Further Reading:

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