Monday, September 1, 2014

The Gates To Hell II

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The 7 Gates of Hell


Do the real Seven Gates of Of Hell Exist? Is there a real gate or a ordinary door that can bring us all physically straight to hell? Or a portal that can bring or lock away all that is a damnation to God? It is not until the beginning of canto 3 that Dante finally enters hell-- at least its outer region--by passing through a gateway. The inscription above this gate--ending with the famous warning to "abandon all hope"-- establishes Dante's hell as a creation not of evil and the devil but rather of his Christian God, here expressed in terms of the Trinity: Father (Divine Power), Son (Highest Wisdom), and Holy Spirit (Primal Love).

You may have heard of many places that claim to have the real "Seven Gates Of Hell" , but do they really exist?

The Seven Gates To Hell The Gates of Hell, Musée Rodin.

The sculptural ensemble was commissioned by the Directorate of Fine Arts in 1880 and was meant to be delivered in 1885. Rodin would continue to work on and off this project for 37 years, until his death in 1917.

The Directorate asked for an inviting entrance to a planned Decorative Arts Museum with the theme being left to Rodin's selection. Rodin admired Dante and was subjugated by the reading of the Inferno. He had sketches of some of Dante's characters before the commission.

The Decoratives Arts Museum was never built. Rodin worked on this project on the ground floor of the Hôtel Biron. Near the end of his life, Rodin donated sculptures, drawings and reproduction rights to the French government. In 1919, two years after his death, The Hôtel Biron became the Musée Rodin housing a cast of The Gates of Hell and related works.

The plaster original was restored in 1917 and is displayed at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. A series of plaster casts illustrating the development of the work is on view at the Musée Rodin in Meudon. Also in 1917, a model was used to make the original three bronze casts:

  • * The Musée Rodin, Paris:
  • * The Rodin Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • * The National Museum of Western Art[1] in Ueno Park, Tokyo.

Subsequent bronzes have been distributed by the Musée Rodin to a number of locations, including:

  • * The Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
  • * The B. Gerald Cantor Rodin Sculpture Garden at Stanford University
  • * The Rodin Gallery, Seoul, Korea


Abandon hope all ye who enter here! The supposed inscription at the entrance to Hell. In this Article I want to track down the real Gate or Seven Gates of Hell. Some say there is only one main entrance to the realm of the truly damned. Others believe the 7 gates of hell as a myth or local urban legend.

The Shakir Translation in English states:

  • 43:"Surely hell is the promised place of them all:
  • 44: It has seven gates; for every gate there shall be a separate party of them"
  • [Surah 15: 43-44] M.H. Shakir Translation Published on 3rd January, 2005/ 22 Zhul-Qadah, 1425

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