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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]