volume 52, issue 2, P61-82 2020
DOI: 10.19130/medievalia.2020.52.2.171864
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Abstract: The journey to the afterlife is a fundamental theme of mythological origin and present in primitive religious thought. Of course, it was in the Middle Ages when writers again addressed the topic of the descent into hell. Although the journey to the underworld was frequently presented as the pilgrimage of a hero or an individual soul, it was also possible that the gods, oblivious to the world of shadows, entered there. Following this perspective, this article will analyze the descent into hell by three female v…

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