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Calling all medievalists! The Tree of the Seven Deadly Sins
May 29, 2014 11:22 AM   Subscribe

I had a particularly useful version of this in a book some years ago while teaching a class on Chaucer's The Merchant's Tale. It was an (I think) early monochrome block-print of a tree with the peripheral twigs and branches taking one from multiple minor indiscretions to the core seven branches of the deadly sins. For example the twig of impatience might lead to the the branch of wrath. Google image search is not throwing up the detailed "mind-map" tree I recall. It may have been a more modern representation/interpretation of the idea.
posted by Hugobaron to Religion & Philosophy (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Something like the tree of virtues and vices?
posted by blob at 11:36 AM on May 29


I did see that on my search, now I'm thinking it may have been a modernised version of the tree of virtues and vices - but it had so many more vices! Thank you blob. I'm not going to sit here I was just checking the post had worked. More suggestions very welcome.
posted by Hugobaron at 11:40 AM on May 29


If you're looking for modern English examples, perhaps this Polish site would be appropriate? (right click on each image to see the image full scale)
posted by blob at 12:48 PM on May 29


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