The Collector
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The Collector

Goya and The Goat Satan.

Rebellion to authority, and new ways of worship

Witches’ Sabbath (Spanish: El Aquelarre), 1798, oil on canvas, Francisco Goya.

Words and characteristics change with times, and with the evolving — or “progressing” — of societies. And Satan too, changes. A young-ish Italian guy with a funny red hat meets an older poet in a forest, soon, a series of trials and philosophical questioning and answering bring him upon the unspeakable: Satan. Though he does describe him. He…

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