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Gluttony

See also Greed.
Belch, Sir Toby
gluttonous and lascivious fop. [Br. Lit.: Twelfth Night]
Biggers, Jack
one of the best known “feeders” of eighteenth-century England. [Br. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 377]
Ciacco
Florentine damned to the third circle of Hell for gluttony. [Ital. Lit.: Dante Inferno]
crab
loves to devour oysters. [Medieval Animal Symbolism: White, 210–211]
Dagwood
relieves tensions by making and eating gargantuan sandwiches. [Comics: “Blondie” in Horn, 118]
Fat Freddy
character who loves food more than anything else. [Comics: “The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers” in Horn, 239–240]
Gargantua
enormous eater who ate salad lettuces as big as walnut trees. [Fr. Lit.: Brewer Handbook, 406]
Gastrolaters
people worshiped food in the form of Manduce. [Fr. Lit.: Pantagruel]
hedgehog
attribute of gourmandism personified. [Animal Symbolism: Hall, 146]
Jones, Nicely Nicely
Damon Runyon’s Broadway glutton. [Am. Lit. and Drama: Guys and Dolls]
Jughead
character renowned for his insatiable hankering for hamburgers. [Comics: “Archie” in Horn, 87]
Laphystius
epithet of Zeus, meaning “gluttonous.” [Gk. Myth. Zimmerman, 292–293]
Lucullus
Roman epicure chiefly remembered for his enormous consumption of food. [Rom. Hist.: Payton, 406]
lupin
traditional symbol of voracity. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
Manduce
idol worshiped by the Gastrolaters. [Fr. Lit.: Pantagruel]
Pantagruel
son of Gargantua noted for his continual thirst. [Fr. Lit.: Jobes, II, 1234]
Snorkel, Sergeant
character devoted to God, country, and belly. [Comics: “Beetle Bailey” in Horn, 106 ]
Sobakevitch
huge, bearlike landowner astonishes banquet guests by devouring an entire sturgeon. [Russ. Lit.: Gogol Dead Souls]
Stivic, Michael “Meathead”
Archie’s son-in-law; has insatiable appetite. [TV: “All in the Family” in Terrace, I, 47]
Willey, Walter
servant who achieved fame through his public gluttony. [Br. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 378]
Wimpy, J. Wellington
Popeye’s companion, a corpulent dandy with a tremendous capacity for hamburgers. [Comics: “Thimble Theater” in Horn, 657–658]
Winnie-the-Pooh
lovable, bumbling devourer of honey. [Children’s Lit.: Winnie-the-Pooh]
Wood, Nicholas
his gastronomic abilities inspired poems and songs; at one historic sitting, he consumed all the edible meat of a sheep. [Br. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 378]
Wood, Willy
“ate up cream cheese, roast beef, piecrust”; incessant eater. [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring-Gould, 158]
Yogi Bear
character with insatiable appetite; always stealing picnic baskets from visitors to Jellystone Park. [Am. Comics: Misc.; TV: Terrace, II, 448–449]
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The malice of gluttony comes from the fact that it makes the soul a slave to the body, it brutalises man, weakens his intellectual and moral life, and insensibly paves the way to voluptuous pleasure.
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The article, headlined The Moral Crusade Against Foodie-ism, suggests that gluttony dressed up as foodie-ism is still gluttony.
If you overdo, you meet criteria: bluntly, all fat people, as well as thin people with annoying metabolisms, were suspect for gluttony.
History topics include comments on dieting, exercise, the sins of gluttony and sloth, artistic representations, fat people in film, the fat as freaks, and drug treatments for overweight.
She added: "I eat a lot, but my refusal to bow down to self-denial doesn't mean I believe in indiscriminate gluttony.
Although there is no definitive list of mortal sins, many believers accept the broad seven deadly sins or capital vices laid down in the sixth century by Pope Gregory the Great and popularized in the Middle Ages by Dante in The Inferno: lust, gluttony, avarice, sloth, anger, envy and pride.
Six "Sins" are scheduled to follow: Lust, The Sin of Desire (mixed berry); Envy, The Sin of Resent (lemon-line), Wrath, The Sin of Vengeance, (grape); Pride, The Sin of Arrogance (vanilla); Gluttony, The Sin of Indulgence (chocolate) and Sloth The Sin of Indifference (to be determined).
SHOWING in 3D in some cinemas and in good old 2D in others, this computer animated adaptation of the 1978 children's book by Judi and Ron Barrett is a morality tale about western gluttony.
While Robinson specializes in writing about health and fitness, she also loves writing about gluttony and debauchery.
Fat, Gluttony and Sloth: Obesity in Literature, Art and Medicine by David Haslam and Fiona Haslam (Liverpool University Press, 65 hb [pounds sterling]; 25 pb [pounds sterling]) attempts to put the phenomenon of body weight, its perception and treatment, in its historical and cultural context.