The Shade is the name given to each of the three men overlooking the tormented souls on The Gates of Hell. In classical literature, a shade is another name for a spirit or ghost, and in The Divine Comedy Dante refers to the souls he meets in the underworld as "shades."Explore This Theme >>
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