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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Prophetic Dream and The Divine Comedy

The Knight's Dream
The Knight's Dream
Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy would have remained unfinished, but for his son's prophetic dream.

Following his death in 1321, parts of Dante's masterpiece were missing, sending his sons into a frantic, months-long search.

The brothers rifled through all of the papers Dante left behind, and thoroughly investigated his estate, but they turned up nothing.

Then, Jacopo Alighieri dreamt his father came to him, surrounded by a white light and dressed in white from head to toe, and silently lead him to a secret place in his chamber.  The following day, Jacopo lead his brother Pietro and a lawyer to the hiding place his father had shown him in the dream: A small window in his chamber, covered by a blind.

Lifting the blind, they found moldy papers covered in dust, bearing the title, The Divine Comedy.

© The Weirding, 2019

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