They are called capital because they engender other sins, other vices, are therefore central trunk from which grow many other vices. The deadly sins are enumerated by Thomas Aquinas as seven: pride (pride, pride), avarice, gluttony, lust, sloth, envy, anger. The number seven was given by St. Gregory the Great, and remained most of the theologians of the Middle Ages. Writers eight deadly sins listed above. The term "Capital" does not refer to the magnitude of sin but that gives rise to many other sins, according to Thomas Aquinas' A capital vice is one that has an exceedingly desirable end so that in its desire, a man commits many sins, all of which are said to originate in that vice as their primary source.
" Masterfully embodies lust in The Garden of Earthly Delights. Usually considered, so exaggerated, as the sin which includes obsessive thoughts or desires of a sexual nature or excessive. Resulting simply possessive thoughts about the other person who embody the sin. At its highest level can lead to sexual or sociological compulsions and / or transgressions including among many women to sexual addiction, adultery and rape. The concept of Dante was "excessive love for others," which consequently would love and devotion to God as secondary. Explaining this, it means that because the source of love is God, but God is love, no love in humans, and the impact is a 'human love' really characterized by a lack of love of neighbor. This indifference is, in its origin, a vacuum of human love within and trying desperately to be filled with the love of others.