Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Seven Deadly Sins: Greed

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Greed (Latin, avaritia), also known as avarice, cupidity or covetousness, is, like lust and gluttony, a sin of excess. However, greed (as seen by the church) is applied to a very excessive or rapacious desire and pursuit of material possessions. Thomas Aquinas wrote, "Greed is a sin against God, just as all mortal sins, in as much as man condemns things eternal for the sake of temporal things." Scavenging and hoarding of materials or objects, theft and robbery, especially by means of violence, trickery, or manipulation of authority are all actions that may be inspired by Greed. Such misdeeds can include simony, where one attempts to purchase or sell sacraments, including Holy Orders and, therefore, positions of authority in the Church hierarchy.
As defined outside of Christian writings, greed is an inordinate desire to acquire or possess more than one needs, especially with respect to material wealth.

In Dante's Inferno those whose attitude toward material goods deviated from the appropriate mean are punished in the fourth circle. They include the avaricious or miserly (including many "clergymen, and popes and cardinals"), who hoarded possessions, and the prodigal, who squandered them. The two groups are guarded by a figure Dante names as Pluto, either Pluto the classical ruler of the underworld or Plutus the Greek god of wealth (who uses the cryptic phrase Papé Satàn, papé Satàn aleppe), but Virgil protects Dante from him. The two groups joust, using as weapons great weights which they push with their chests. In Dante's Purgatory, the penitents were bound and laid face down on the ground for having concentrated too much on earthly thoughts.

The demon associated with greed is Mammon
Seven Deadly Sins Greed Makeup

Used: Shiro Slave 23 on the inner corner, Victorian Disco Sailor Galaxia and Helga over most of the lid and also for the 'molten gold' under the eye, Geek Chic Antedelluvian on the outer corner and crease. Eyebrows are Antedelluvian on the inner half with Helga on the outer half. Rhinestones are from eBay. Lips were a combination of Helga and Sailor Galaxia.

The lips didn't quite work out but here they are anyway for posterity.

Seven Deadly Sins Greed Makeup


  1. Love this! You use gems so amazingly in your makeup looks (like in the Slytherin one). I quite love the way the lips turned out!!


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