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User Info: JoelIncarnation

JoelIncarnation
11 years ago#21

I am really surprised no one actually knows this already. I thought it was common knowledge.
It is a reference to Lucifer in Paradise Lost. The epic poem meant to be read in your junior year of high school (or at least that was in my case, I took AP Rhetorical English).
When Lucifer fought against god to gain control over the cosmos, god took away one of his wings and cast him down to hell along with his followers. Thus, making him the One Winged Angel.

User Info: Spartan72

Spartan72
11 years ago#22
"gain control over the cosmos"


Yeah, we hit the jackpot XD.

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DaRealGodofWar
11 years ago#23
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Redcoffee1
11 years ago#24
I am really surprised no one actually knows this already. I thought it was common knowledge.
It is a reference to Lucifer in Paradise Lost. The epic poem meant to be read in your junior year of high school (or at least that was in my case, I took AP Rhetorical English).
When Lucifer fought against god to gain control over the cosmos, god took away one of his wings and cast him down to hell along with his followers. Thus, making him the One Winged Angel.


Well, I heard somewhere that there are 5 epic poems that are considered uber-classics: Paradise Lost, Divine Comedy, The Lusiads, The Odyssey and Illiad. I'm guessing Paradise Lost is only common knowledge in countries where English is the main language. Here in Brazil we had to read The Lusiads, the classic of the Portuguese Language. I'm sure in Italy they have to read Divine Comedy.
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