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(Judeo-Christian mythology) when Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, God punished them by driving them out of the Garden of Eden and into the world where they would be subject to sickness and pain Fall of Man
place where the wicked are punished after death Gehenna , Tartarus
justice where good is rewarded and evil punished poetic justice
(Greek mythology) the Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to mankind; Zeus punished him by chaining him to a rock where an eagle gnawed at his liver until Hercules rescued him Prometheus
someone punished for the errors of others scapegoat , whipping boy
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