Orgoglio is a literary character in Edmund Spenser's famous epic "The Faerie Queen". He appears in the seventh canto as a beast and attacks the main character, Redcrosse, who symbolizes the ultimate Christian knight, during a moment of weakness. "Orgoglio" means "pride" in Italian.
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